Red Hat announces new MEA general manager

George DeBono will drive business in the region

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Red Hat announces new MEA general manager Red Hat has appointed George DeBono as the new general manager for the Middle east and Africa region.
By  Georgina Enzer Published  July 5, 2011

Red Hat has announced that George DeBono has been appointed as the general manager for Red Hat in the Middle East and Africa region.

DeBono previously held a senior global operations role within Red Hat and will now lead the company's business in the region. 

"The Middle East and Africa offers significant growth opportunities for Red Hat. We have been operating in the region with an on-the-ground presence since 2009. We intend to build on our early success by adding depth to our marketing, sales and technical support team and have recruited George to lead the company's regional business. George's track record of outstanding achievement, performance and leadership bode well for Red Hat's ability to increase its footprint in these exciting, emerging markets," said Werner Knoblich, vice president and general manager of EMEA at Red Hat.

Prior to joining Red Hat DeBono worked at Sun and Computer Associates in management roles.

"In today's business world, where companies are still grappling with recessionary market conditions, Red Hat's technology is very attractive to end-users as it carries a strong value proposition. As compared to the traditional proprietary Capex model offered by Red Hat competitors, which places a strain upfront on company resources, Red Hat's Opex business model provides internal funding for customers that can be used for innovation, which in turn can lead to a competitive advantage," said DeBono.

Red Hat has also appointed Hesham El Komy to head its marketing and communications programme for the MEA region.

Red Hat currently has its regional head quarters for the MEA region in Dubai Internet City.

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