Oracle channel team under new control

Change of personnel following Hisham Esaadi’s move to a fresh role

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Oracle channel team under new control Hisham Essadi, Oracle’s long-term channel chief, is now running the company’s Libyan business. (ITP Images)
By  Andrew Seymour Published  July 28, 2010

Oracle appears to have shaken up its regional channel team since officially integrating Sun's business into its Middle East operation at the end of last quarter.

The database software giant's regional partner business was previously under the control of Hisham Esaadi, who served as director of alliances and channels.

However, Esaadi now splits his time between the company's Middle East HQ and North Africa after taking on the role of managing director for Oracle Libya since June 1st. Oracle does not yet have an office in Libya.

It is understood that responsibilities for Oracle's channel business now reside with MEA vice-president, Gabriel Bakhazi, and Donald Thomas, its former WITS alliance director.

Oracle works with more than 1,000 partners in the MENA region, many of them ISVs.

Oracle has so far refused to speak about its post-Sun channel strategy in the Middle East despite repeated requests from Channel Middle East for clarification of its plans.

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