Infoblox announces new leadership in the Middle East

Cherif Sleiman announced as new regional director and Peter Goodwin as systems engineering manager

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Infoblox announces new leadership in the Middle East Cherif Sleiman, newly appointed regional director, Middle East, at Infoblox spent more than six years at Cisco in various leadership positions, the last being senior director.
By  Helen Gaskell Published  May 23, 2014

Network control company Infoblox, has announced its expansion in the Middle East and appointed a new regional director as well as a new systems engineering manager.

Cherif Sleiman, who has more than 20 years of sales, technical and business experience and has held key executive roles, will take the role as regional director based in Infoblox's Middle East headquarters in Dubai.

Sleiman said, "Trends such as cloud, big data, virtualisation, security and mobility are in full effect in the Middle East. Infoblox is uniquely positioned to help organisations across the region to scale, control and secure their networks.

"Our focus is on critical national infrastructure such as oil and gas, manufacturing, banking and finance, government and utilities, logistics, healthcare and education. These verticals form the backbone of any economy and the Middle East is no different," Sleiman continued.

"Organisations in the Middle East are unencumbered by legacy systems, which mean that as they embrace the latest technologies, they have the opportunity to leapfrog established organisations in other parts of the world. Infoblox is here to accelerate this transformation."

Sleiman's past roles include chief operating officer and chief technology officer at Core Communications. He spent more than six years at Cisco in various leadership positions, the last being senior director, leading the enterprise business for Middle East and Africa. He also developed the strategic vision and technology roadmap and managed all aspects of research and development for Nortel Networks in his role as CTO, Enterprise Business Unit.

Previous roles for the new systems engineering manager, Peter Goodwin, include technical director for EMEA at Netcordia before the company was acquired by Infoblox and a number of senior technical positions at companies including Simpay, HP, Vodafone and British Aerospace.

Infoblox has representation in most of the countries in the Middle East region and is currently expanding its network of distributors and partners.

"We believe in quality of partnerships rather than quantity," Sleiman said. "At the moment, most of our business in the Middle East is created by direct outreach to customers. Infoblox is working to create more partner-generated sales through channel enablement programmes that allow our partners to grow with us."

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