StarLink furthers European expansion plans
VAD appoints Avinash Advani as VP for international market and announces London office opening
Leading EMEA security VAD StarLink, has appointed Avinash Advani as senior vice president, strategic alliances & international markets as part of its plans to expand across the rest of EMEA.
In his new role, Advani will focus on expanding all markets outside the Middle East including StarLink’s presence in Europe, the US, Africa and Turkey, operating from StarLink’s newly opened Central London office.
Avinash was formerly vice president, business strategy at StarLink’s Dubai Headquarters, driving strategic objectives across the organisation, focusing on portfolio evolution, geographical expansion, strategic partnerships, and strategic customer development.
Nidal Othman, managing director at StarLink, said, “StarLink has achieved tremendous success since Avinash joined the company five years ago. As we continue on the path to realizing our vision to be the largest global IT Security True VAD, I am proud to say that there is no one who befits this promotion more than him. We are truly excited about this new appointment and are eagerly anticipating the fantastic results that it will bring in the near future.”
Avinash Advani, in his new role at StarLink commented, “Becoming a multi-national organisation, and being closer to our vendors are essential parts of our mission statement. In the pursuit of these goals, I am thrilled to spearhead our international expansion by replicating our True VAD business model into the UK, and then progressively covering the rest of Europe.”
Avinash continued, “Several vendors have already extended our distribution contracts across EMEA in support of our expansion efforts, and we have initiated an aggressive recruitment drive for various functions including Sales, Systems Engineers, Channel Managers and Inside Sales. Our strategy for the remainder of this year is to increase awareness about StarLink’s leading technologies and value-added capabilities within the UK channel and customer communities.”