Infoblox has new regional head

Cherif Sleiman to lead the company’s operations in the Middle East

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Infoblox has new regional head Sleiman says the company is expanding its network of distributors and channel partners.
By  Manda Banda Published  June 16, 2014

Infoblox Inc has appointed IT industry veteran Cherif Sleiman to lead the region from Infoblox’s offices in Dubai.

Sleiman has more than 20 years of sales, technical and business experience gained at some of world’s top networking and telecommunications technology companies.

In addition, Sleiman has held key executive roles, including chief operating officer and chief technology officer at Core Communications, a software and IT services company focused on cloud-based business services and web and mobile apps.

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 & 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.

“Organisations in the Middle East are unencumbered by legacy systems, which means 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,” he said.

Sleiman said with its Middle East presence headquartered in Dubai, Infoblox has representation in most countries in the region and is also actively expanding its network of distributors and channel partners. “We believe in quality of partnerships rather than quantity,” he added. “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 programs that allow our partners to grow with us.”

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