F5 Networks appoints director for Gulf, Levant & North Africa region

Taj El Khayat brings with him over 17-years' industry experience, having played a major role in driving profit for a range of top IT players

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F5 Networks appoints director for Gulf, Levant & North Africa region Taj El Khayat: "I am honoured to join F5 Networks, and be part of a successful and striving region."
By  Aasha Bodhani Published  February 19, 2017

F5 Networks has announced it has appointed Taj El Khayat as its new director for the Gulf, Levant & North Africa region.

El Khayat, who will report directly to Diego Arrabal, Middle East and Africa VP, will lead a team comprising of sales, channel staff, and system engineers focused on consolidating F5's position as the region, with a particular emphasis on security and multo-cloud projects.

Arrabal said: "El Khayat is a fantastic addition to the team at a crucial moment in our evolution. He will be instrumental in driving our application-centric strategy, helping businesses and organisations unlock new levels of innovation and profit through better security, access, and identity management."

El Khayat added: "I am honoured to join F5 Networks, and be part of a successful and striving region at a time where the market is rapidly embracing cloud and implementing their digital transformation strategies. We already have a fantastic team in place, and I look forward to partnering with them to empower businesses and our F5 channel to expand in new and dynamic ways, delivering the applications that matter - anywhere, at any time, on any device."

El Khayat brings with him over 17-years' industry experience, having played a major role in driving profit and market-share for a range of top IT players. He joins F5 from Riverbed, where he was the regional vice president for Middle East, Turkey and Africa, helping the company establish their leadership in the region.

Prior to this, El Khayat held several senior positions at ICT vendors, such as Juniper Networks, and Microsoft. He has had notable success in building strategies to enter new markets, assembling high-performance teams, as well as spearheading customer surround and satisfaction initiatives. He also has an extensive track-record in creating channel programs and initiatives catering to partners across the Middle East, Turkey and Africa region.

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