Intelligent Tech Channels Issue 44 - Page 56

INDUSTRY APPOINTMENTS
Westcon-Comstor appoints new regional sales manager for East Africa
Norbert Siteyi , Regional Sales Manager , East Africa , Westcon-Comstor

Global distributor Westcon-Comstor Sub-Saharan Africa , has announced the appointment of Norbert Siteyi as regional sales manager for East Africa region .

In his role , Siteyi will work with the team in the region to drive sales , assist with reseller management , partner recruitment and customer satisfaction .
“ We are delighted to welcome Norbert to the Westcon-Comstor team and believe his knowledge of the industry and the solid relationships he has built in this market will be a powerful addition to our team in East Africa ,” said Vincent Entonu , Director , Comstor Africa . “ The interest in technology as a digital enabler is booming in Africa , but products are only one part of the delivery puzzle . We need strong people to ensure the highest levels of customer satisfaction while providing our channel partners with the support they need to tap into this growing market and succeed .”
“ Technology has always been my passion and it has been a privilege to build a career around what I love . Working at Westcon-Comstor , I am looking forward to using my experience in sales , business development and my multi-dimensional product experience to help grow and nurture our partner and end-user relationships in the region ,” added Siteyi .
A well-known and respected member of the East African tech industry for close to 20 years , Siteyi previously worked at Canon in Kenya in the capacity of country manager .
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Forcepoint appoints new chief product officer

Forcepoint , a global provider of data-first cybersecurity solutions , announced that Rees Johnson has joined the company as the chief product officer ( CPO ).

In the role , Johnson will play a critical part as the company continues to deliver its data-first secure access service edge ( SASE ) solutions that enable enterprises and government agencies to protect the lifeblood of their organisation – data – anywhere it is accessed . In addition , Johnson will oversee the company ’ s entire product portfolio , including leadership and management of all product development , innovation and strategic integration efforts .
“ Today ’ s reality is that people are working from everywhere . Securing hybrid and rapidly evolving computing environments is proving to be beyond the reach of most companies . Providing secure network access is only half the battle . Progressive organisations must also address the protection of precious information assets in perimeter-less networking environments . Forcepoint is revolutionising data security by enabling users to safely access and use data anywhere they work ,” said Manny Rivelo , CEO , Forcepoint . “ And this is resonating with customers . We ’ ve added more than a thousand new customers in the past six months and our data protection business is growing exponentially .”
Rivelo said : “ The timing is perfect to welcome Rees Johnson as our chief product officer .
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