Red Hat names general manager for ME, Africa
Dubai, February 11, 2014
Red Hat, a leading provider of open source solutions, has appointed Fayçal Saile as the company's new general manager for the Middle East, Turkey and Africa (META) region.
In this capacity, he will be responsible for the overall direction and management of sales, business development and support operations. He will also play a key role in the development of Red Hat’s ecosystem with partners, system integrators, alliances and distributors in the region.
Fayçal is an IT industry veteran with over 16 years of accomplished leadership as well as sales and business development experience across several international markets.
He relocated to Dubai more than seven years ago and has a good understanding of the area’s business trends and culture. He joins Red Hat from Fujitsu, where he held a leadership role in the Enterprise and Solution business group in emerging markets.
His previous roles include regional sales leadership assignments at Fujitsu covering the META, India and Eastern Europe. Prior to Fujitsu, Fayçal worked at Hewlett Packard in the Managed Services Division, handling outsourcing engagements.
Michel Isnard, VP (Southern Europe, META) said: "Red Hat is pleased to have a professional of Fayçal’s background head its regional operations and we expect him to lead the team in growing the company’s footprint in the region."
"Open source is finding wider acceptance in emerging markets as enterprises begin to understand and experience the operational and cost benefits offered by the technologies. Red Hat is at the forefront of this revolution," he stated.
"We believe that under Fayçal’s leadership, Red Hat will continue to grow its business across its entire product portfolio, including Red Hat Enterprise Linux, Red Hat JBoss Middleware, Red Hat Storage and the company’s virtualization and cloud computing solutions," he added.
On the appointment, Saile said he was delighted to join Red Hat at an exciting time when the region was showing an increased interest in cloud, big data and mobility technologies.
"Red Hat continues to make strategic investments in the business, is expanding into new geographies and is constantly bringing innovation in open source software solutions to the market. I look forward to working with Red Hat associates to help accelerate the company’s growth by supporting our customers, partners and employees throughout the region," he added.-TradeArabia News Service