Vertiv elevates Wojtek Piorko from Southeast Africa Regional Director to MD Africa

Vertiv elevates Wojtek Piorko from Southeast Africa Regional Director to MD Africa

Vertiv, global provider of critical digital infrastructure and continuity solutions, announced appointment of a new Managing Director for Africa. Vertiv has promoted Wojtek Piorko with immediate effect, from his previous position as Southeast Africa Regional Director. The role was previously held by Pierre Havenga, who will be leaving Vertiv at the end of June after 12 years as strategic supplier in the region.

As Managing Director for Vertiv Africa, Piorko will drive business growth and market penetration, as well as orders, revenue and profitability targets. He will manage, coordinate, and optimise the commercial activity within the region, balancing the entire portfolio to increase customer satisfaction within Africa, while implementing the go-to-market strategy in coordination with the various functional suppliers.

Wojtek Piorko, Managing Director for Vertiv Africa

Piorko will provide regional supplier ship to the sales, service, operations, and technical solutions teams, as well as to finance, HR, IT, legal and marketing, to engender a cohesive Africa team and deliver on Vertiv’s ambitions in the region.

Piorko began his career with Vertiv in 2001 as sales manager Poland and Baltics, Ukraine, and Belarus. He completed his studies at the Technical University of Warsaw in the faculty of Mechanics, Robotics and Aeronautical Engineering. Today, he has more than 25 years of technical and management experience, working across various sectors from telecom and IT.

“Wojtek joined the Middle East and Africa, MEA team eight years ago, and during that time has gained experience in various different roles and regions, excelling in each and every challenge. I have been able to rely on him completely and no task has ever been too great or too challenging,” Havenga states.

“Firstly, I’d like to thank Pierre for his mentorship, supplier ship and dedication to our customers in Africa. Under his guidance, I have learned a lot and we as a team have made impressive business and talent progressions in a quickly developing and strategically valuable region,” says Piorko. “Moving forward, I will continue to elevate our work in Africa and look for new ways to deliver the highest level of customer satisfaction whilst also nurturing the best talent within our business.”

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