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Get to Know: Doros Hadjizenonos, Regional Sales Director, Fortinet SA

On the lighter side of things, we ask Doros Hadjizenonos, Regional Sales Director at Fortinet in South Africa, what makes him tick… What would you describe as your most memorable achievement? Starting my own IT security distribution company from scratch. My company represented many of the top security vendors and I eventually sold it to one of […]

Get to Know: Waleed Badr, Regional Director, Nuage Networks from Nokia

On the lighter side of things, we ask the industry experts what makes them tick. What would you describe as your most memorable achievement? I have been in the industry for 15 years with various technology providers, so while I have seen many achievements, it is difficult to pinpoint one. Personally, the biggest achievement would […]

StarLink Country Manager on striving to be the leading adviser

Yaadhna Singh-Gounden, Country Manager: Sub-Sahara, West and South Africa at StarLink, on her memorable achievements and what drives her on.  Describe your current job role and the parts that are somewhat challenging? Within StarLink, I currently have the privilege of taking on the role of a Country Manager for the Sub-Saharan Africa region, covering Eastern, […]

Get to Know: Grant Bennett, Country Manager, SUSE South Africa

On the lighter side of things, we ask the industry experts what makes them tick… Grant Bennett, Country Manager for SUSE South Africa and sub-Saharan Africa. What would you describe as your most memorable achievement? I remember this as if it was just yesterday – at a former company, I was the first executive to […]

Get to Know: Gareth Hawkey, Group CEO at redPanda Software

What would you describe as your most memorable achievement? It is quite difficult for me to pinpoint my most memorable achievement as there are two key achievements that have led me to where I am today. The first is having the opportunity to travel. It might not sound like an achievement in itself, but long […]

Get to Know: Gys Kappers, Chief Executive Officer, Wyzetalk

Get to Know feature with Gys Kappers, Chief Executive Officer, Wyzetalk. What would you describe as your most memorable achievement? Landing the AngloGold Ashanti (AGA) account early on, building the product and getting a business like AGA to use it in a life changing way. To have them continue with us all this time, is […]

Get to Know: Steve Mallaby from The Argility Technology Group

On the lighter side of things, we ask the industry experts what makes them tick…. Steve Mallaby, Chief Operating Officer, The Argility Technology Group.  What would you describe as your most memorable achievement? A very significant achievement in my life was in 2013/14 – when I completed my MBA journey through GIBS and while it […]

Get to Know: Ryan Barlow, CEO of innovative technology company e4

On the lighter side of things, we ask the industry experts what makes them tick. Our latest ‘Get to Know’ feature is Ryan Barlow, CEO of innovative technology company e4. What would you describe as your most memorable achievement? In 2009, I started a new subsidiary within the e4 group (known as L@W at the time) together […]

Get to Know: John McLoughlin, Managing Director, J2 Software

On the lighter side of things, we ask the industry-experts what makes them tick. John McLoughlin, Managing Director, J2 Software. 1) What would you describe as your most memorable achievement? This is a big question as there have been so many. We fly though life and I don’t think we can ever rest on one […]

Arnd Baranowski, Passionate technology entrepreneur

Arnd Baranowski founded Oculeus in late 2004, more or less as a one-man-show, and has led the company’s steady growth over the years. Oculeus is today a global operation based out of Frankfurt in Germany with over 120 customers. It operates in multiple geographies including Africa through its partners like Tata Communications, as well as […]

Gaining markets through grit and tech, Iyer Sivakumar

As Territory Sales Manager for Africa, Iyer Sivakumar travels across twenty African countries building the regional presence of global network cabling and datacentre infrastructure vendor, Siemon. Despite not having a lot of experience on the African continent in the past, Sivakumar works closely with channel partners and end users to develop new markets for the […]

Building Africa’s top virtualisation team, Matthew Kibby

As the director of VMware Africa’s Sub-Saharan Africa business, Matthew Kibby manages four key offices located at Johannesburg, Lagos, Nairobi, and Cape Town. Kibby’s job satisfaction comes from seeing individuals and teams within the region succeed and grow. For him it is all about the people. “I believe that it is our people that differentiate […]

Phares Kariuki, East Africa’s cloud champion

Phares Kariuki is the founder and CEO of Nairobi based Node Africa, an IT infrastructure and cloud consulting company. The business objective of Node Africa is to help large and medium companies move their workloads to a cloud hosting environment. As the CEO he is responsible for driving sales, marketing, business development, talent management and […]

Amid Al-Shanteer joins AlertEnterprise as MENA head of sales

Responding to growing business in the Middle East and North Africa, AlertEnterprise, a Silicon Valley based provider of Security Convergence software, has appointed Amid Al-Shanteer as Vice President of Sales for the Middle East and North Africa. In a region dominated by critical industries such as Oil and Gas, Petro-Chemicals, Healthcare and Financial Services, security […]

Mimecast appoints Jason Roos as channel director for Africa, Middle East

Mimecast, a global email and data security company, announced an executive appointment to strengthen its leadership team. Jason Roos joins Mimecast from South Africa based Internet Solutions, a subsidiary of Dimension Data, as the new Channel Director and will lead the channel teams in Africa and Middle East. “Our channel partners play an essential role […]

Agilysys appoints James Slatter as Managing Director of EMEA

Agilysys, a global provider of next-generation hospitality software solutions and services, announced that due to continued growth across its global markets, the company has opened a UK office to serve Europe, Africa and Middle East region. James Slatter has been named Managing Director of the new office. Slatter will report to Agilysys Senior Vice President […]

Joe Ndala is Africa Finance Director at AECOM

Joe Ndala is the Finance Director, Africa at AECOM South Africa. AECOM is a fully integrated professional and technical services firm. It designs, builds, finances and operates infrastructure assets around the world for public and private sector clients. AECOM understands Africa’s specific infrastructure needs, together with the inherent challenges of working on the continent. Its […]

Claude Schuck joins Veeam as Regional Manager for Africa

Claude Schuck joined Veeam in May this year as Regional Manager for Africa. As an IT industry veteran with more than 20-years of experience in the channel, Schuck spearheads the company’s drive to strengthen its channel market in South Africa and rest of the continent. His ability to run large teams and highly complex channel […]

Lee Reynolds Africa channel veteran moves to Netconsent in UK

Netconsent announced appointment of Lee Reynolds as its new Chief Executive Officer. The appointment is effective immediately. Reynolds was previously Regional Service Sales Manager MEA and Turkey at Polycom till July 2016. Prior to Polycom, he was Managing Director, MEA and APAC for Value Added Distributor, Arrow Electronics, and European Security VAD, Computerlinks Group, where […]

Jonathan Gill joins security vendor RSA as Vice President EMEA

The Security Division of EMC announced Jonathan Gill as Vice President covering Africa, Middle East and Europe. The appointment continues RSA’s transformation to become an organisation well positioned to lead in the unfolding new world order of business-driven security. With more than 25 years of experience in global enterprise security leadership, Gill has a proven […]