Intelligent CIO Africa Issue 60 - Page 12


AVEVA names Nayef Bou Chaaya as VP sales and head of MEA

East and Africa . The new appointment cements AVEVA ’ s partner and customer relations at a time when the company is facilitating Digital Transformation for an increasing number of industrial businesses in the region and around the world .
Bou Chaaya is a seasoned executive management professional with three decades of software sales experience , focused on the oil and gas , energy , infrastructure and , food and beverage sectors . He joins from Schneider Electric , where he led process automation business development in the Middle East , preceded by various senior sales and operations leadership positions within Schneider Electric and Invensys .
Nayef Bou Chaaya , Vice President Sales and Head , Middle East and Africa , AVEVA

AVEVA , a global provider of industrial software driving Digital

Transformation and sustainability , has announced the expansion of its Middle East executive leadership team with the appointment of Nayef Bou Chaaya as the company ’ s VP , sales and head of Middle
Raised in Lebanon , Bou Chaaya holds a bachelor ’ s degree in computer science from Lebanese American University and will be based in Dubai .
“ We welcome and look forward to the strategic direction and dynamic leadership Nayef Bou Chaaya will bring to the one of AVEVA ’ s key markets ,” said Caspar Herzberg , Chief Revenue Officer , AVEVA . Bou Chaaya said : “ I ’ m looking forward to joining AVEVA at an exciting time when the company is driving Digital Transformation and sustainability in the region .

Cloud industry veteran Brian Goldfarb joins Tenable as chief marketing officer

Tenable , a cyber exposure company , has announced that it has appointed Brian Goldfarb as the chief marketing officer ( CMO ).

In the new role , Goldfarb will spearhead Tenable ’ s global marketing organisation , positioning the company for its next phase of growth across all areas of its portfolio , especially cloud security , risk analytics , OT and identity .
Goldfarb is a widely respected industry veteran who has held senior executive roles at some of the most important categorydefining companies in the world including Splunk , Salesforce , Google and Microsoft . He joins Tenable from Amperity , an enterprise customer data platform . Goldfarb was CMO and senior vice president of business development at Chef Software , which was sold to Progress Software .
He led Splunk through a major digital marketing transformation , serving as chief marketing officer for critical years in the company ’ s growth . Prior to Splunk , he was senior vice president of marketing for Salesforce , leading a global marketing team responsible for generating more than US $ 1 billion in revenue . He earlier served as head of marketing of Google Cloud Platform and spent nearly 10 years at Microsoft .
Brian Goldfarb , Chief Marketing Officer , Tenable
“ Brian has a history of developing marketing strategies that drive extraordinary growth and widespread brand awareness ,” said Amit Yoran , Chairman and CEO , Tenable
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