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INDUSTRY APPOINTMENTS
Microsoft UAE appoints new general manager

Microsoft UAE has announced the appointment of Naim Yazbeck as the general manager . Yazbeck is the successor to Sayed Hashish , who served in the role since 2016 .

In his new role , Yazbeck will work with Microsoft ’ s UAE , Middle East , and Africa teams to continue to drive the company ’ s growth aspirations in the UAE and support the country ’ s leadership in realising its Digital Transformation agenda .
“ I am thrilled to be trusted with the amazing opportunity to lead an impressive team in the UAE that I have been a part of for the last five years . UAE is a country with unique aspirations , and we have a great opportunity – and a responsibility – to step up and play a pivotal role in the realisation of those aspirations .
“ I look forward to building on the gains we have made in recent years to further empower customers and partners in the UAE through technology ,” Yazbeck said .
“ I want to thank Sayed for the great work he has done over the past five years and the great support he gave to me personally . Sayed will continue to be a mentor and a dear friend , and I will forever be grateful to him . I wish him all the best .”
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Tesserent appoints new managing partner of Federal Government division

Tesserent , one of Australia and New Zealand ’ s largest listed cybersecurity companies , has announced the appointment of George Katavic as managing partner of Tesserent ’ s Federal Government division .

Kurt Hansen , CEO , Tesserent said : “ I am delighted to announce that Mr Katavic is now the managing partner of Tesserent Federal , further leveraging the depth and breadth of his experience and building on the strong relationships that he holds in Canberra . He has built an exceptional team in his time at North , which will be a key foundation to our future growth in Federal Government contracts .
“ He will be integral to helping Federal Government departments and agencies strengthen and bolster Australia ’ s cybersecurity defences . The threat landscape is forever shifting and there has never been more focus on the importance of cybersecurity and investment in building our sovereign cyberdefences ,” said Hansen . Katavic said , “ I am excited to lead Tesserent Federal and contribute to the strategic expansion , uplift capability of the business and working to protect Australian assets and defences . Tesserent has more than 400 of Australia ’ s top security practitioners and I am passionate about helping to turbocharge growth and support Federal Government clients in enhanced cyber-risk management .”
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