Intelligent Tech Channels Issue 57 - Page 6

NEWS
Mindware recognised as EMEA Distributor of the Year 2022 by Dell Technologies

Mindware , one of the leading value-added distributors ( VADs ) in the Middle East and Africa , has announced that it has been awarded the prestigious title of “ EMEA Distributor of the Year 2022 ” by Dell Technologies for the second consecutive year .

The annual awards by Dell recognise partners that exemplify the vendor ’ s mission and contribute to driving business through industry leadership and outstanding performance . Mindware was awarded for its ability to promote , distribute , and provide implementation services support across the region for Dell ’ s innovative technology and services portfolio that helps organisations build their digital future and transform the way they operate .
“ We congratulate Mindware and appreciate their ongoing commitment to our brand through distribution excellence ,” said Ashraf Hamid , Managing Director of Distribution for Middle East , Turkey , Russia and Africa at Dell Technologies . “ With the ongoing pandemic , we understand the challenges faced by distribution businesses and acknowledge the impressive resilience , professionalism and inventiveness shown by Mindware that has helped Dell penetrate the market .
Philippe Jarre , CEO , Mindware , added : “ This is indeed a wonderful accolade ! Winning the award for the second year in a row is testament to our distribution leadership . I attribute a large part of the success to our understanding of the complexities of solutionselling as opposed to the typical transactional dealings .”
Infinigate expands geographical footprint following merger with MEA VAD Starlink

Infinigate Group , the pan-European value-added distributor ( VAD ) of cybersecurity solutions has announced its merger with Dubaibased Starlink , a VAD in cybersecurity , secure cloud and secure networking in Middle East and Africa . This is the latest important step in Infinigate Group ’ s expansion strategy and the geographical addition by Starlink is unique and is a step in taking the the company global . The move will extend Infinigate Group ’ s reach to more than 50 countries , with offices in more than 30 countries , and the joint enterprise will consolidate its position as a full EMEA distribution powerhouse .

Klaus Schlichtherle , CEO , Infinigate Group , said : “ Merging Starlink enables us to offer a broader geographical platform and wider technical expertise to our vendors and resellers and represents another key milestone on our journey towards becoming a global player .”
“ We are excited to be joining forces with Infinigate ,” stated Nidal Othman , CEO , Starlink . “ There are strong synergies between what Infinigate has built in Europe and what Starlink has created in the Middle East .”
Following the merger , Starlink will operate under the Infinigate Group banner . Starlink ’ s joint founders , Mahmoud Nimer and Nidal
From ( left ) Mahmoud Nimer Co-founder , Starlink , Klaus Schlichtherle , CEO , Infinigate Group and Nidal Othman , CEO , Starlink
Othman , will remain invested in the enterprise , Nidal will take up a new role with Infinigate as CEO of the MEA region . Both will report to Infinigate Group CEO Klaus Schlichtherle .
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