Opennet gets new Mena GM
Dubai, June 28, 2007
Opennet Middle East & Africa has appointed David Allinson as its new general manager for Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region.
Opennet is a leading distributor and certified training centre of Red Hat Linux products for GCC, Jordan, Lebanon, Egypt, Algeria, Morocco, Tunisia and all African French-speaking countries.
Allison will be responsible for reorganising and streamlining its Middle East operations.
"'I look forward to applying my experience and knowledge of enterprise computing and software distribution to further develop existing and new markets for Red Hat the Open Source leader," said the new GM.
According to Allinson, the Open Source was fast gaining momentum in the Enterprise Computing space in the region.
Allinson brings with him over 25 years of experience in the field of business development and in senior management positions in the IT industry at the UK, Cayman Islands and the Middle East.
From his beginnings in 1981 as a product marketing consultant at Texas Instruments, he has worked in the IT industry with many well known organisations including Ashton Tate, Novell, IBM and Xerox.
His last assignment in the Middle East was with Online Distribution as divisional director.
Anis Krichen, Financial Manager, Opennet MEA said, 'David has a wealth of experience in growing and developing businesses, creating winning strategies to strengthen their position in their individual market segments.
His appointment is part of the company's new expansion strategy which involves expanding the market penetration through our business partners, Krichen added. TradeArabia News Service