Bazan picks up PSG reins from Schell

Hazem Bazan has been appointed as ‘acting general manager’ for HP’s personal systems group (PSG) in the Middle East.

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By  Stuart Wilson Published  March 5, 2005

Hazem Bazan has been appointed as ‘acting general manager’ for HP’s personal systems group (PSG) in the Middle East. Bazan takes over from Christoph Schell, allowing the latter to be fully dedicated to his role as director and head of HP’s channel organisation across the international sales Europe (ISE) region, according to HP. However, the latest reshuffle will do nothing to dispel persistent channel chatter suggesting that Schell could soon be leaving HP. Schell took on the role of solution partner organisation (SPO) manager for ISE back in May 2004. When the move was announced, HP revealed that Bradley Hopkins, boss of HP PSG in South Africa would come in and take over Schell’s former role as PSG manager in the Middle East. Hopkins turned down the new posting, preferring instead to join Microsoft South Africa as SMS&P manager, leaving Schell to combine both his Middle East PSG and SPO role for the ISE region. As well as taking over PSG in the Middle East, Bazan will also retain his role as SPO manager for the Middle East, driving and implementing HP’s channel strategy across the region. However, with HP referring to Bazan’s new PSG position as ‘acting general manager’, the suggestion remains that this may only be an interim role as HP seeks a permanent replacement for Schell.

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