Intelligent CIO Africa Issue 60 - Page 9

NEWS

Veeam names Anand Eswaran as CEO

William H . Largent ( Bill Largent ) will step down as CEO to focus on his role as Chairman of the Board of Directors . Veeam , which crossed US $ 1 billion in annual recurring revenue ( ARR ) this year , has over 400,000 customers and is at the heart of the data ecosystem and orchestrates data movement .
Eswaran joins Veeam from a successful tenure at RingCentral where he was president and COO , overseeing exponential growth and customer expansion .
Anand Eswaran , CEO , Veeam

Veeam Software , a backup , recovery and data management solutions vendor that deliver modern data protection , has announced that it has appointed Anand Eswaran as its new CEO and a member of the company ’ s Board of Directors .

“ The data management landscape is evolving at an exponential pace . Veeam is the unequivocal market leader and is the most trusted partner to help customers securely navigate the complexity of protecting their data to keep their business running ,” said Largent . “ I am excited to welcome Anand as Veeam ’ s new CEO . Anand brings extensive experience in developing new business models , executing on market expansion and driving growth .”
“ Veeam is a unique company that is growing significantly faster than the market . I am delighted to be joining such a talented team at an exciting time in its journey ,” commented Eswaran .

Checkout . com marks major growth milestones across MENA

With over 200 million people across the

Middle East , North Africa and Pakistan shifting primarily to e-commerce since the start of the pandemic , Checkout . com has posted record-breaking payment processing growth this year – in addition to expanding its geographic , headcount and acquiring footprint across the region .
According to Guillaume Pousaz , Founder and CEO , Checkout . com , the company posted almost a 75 % year-over-year increase in payment processing volumes for the region in December this year – driven primarily by the recent surge in demand for goods and services seen by the multiple local and international merchants that Checkout . com serves .
“ It has been a step-change year for us across the MENA region , all driven by the partnerships we ’ ve put in place with our merchants over the past decade ,” said
Pousaz . “ We ’ ve opened offices in KSA and Pakistan , expanded our regional team to 90 people , and have our sights set on even broader expansion – including upgrading our office in Dubai . And we remain the only payments provider with an extensive working knowledge of the complexity across the region , rooted in a decade ’ s worth of data and insights here .”
Checkout . com has seen marked success with its land-and-expand strategy to grow share-of-wallet within its current merchants .
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