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Riverbed appoints new regional GM

Taj Elkhayat to become general manager for Middle East & North Africa

Riverbed appoints new regional GM
Elkhayat will take on the GM role for Riverbed Middle East & North Africa.

Riverbed Technology has appointed a new general manager for the Middle East and North Africa region.

Taj Elkhayat, who previously held roles with Juniper Networks and Microsoft, will join the application performance company, with responsibility for expanding business in the region.

"I'm pleased to be joining a growing company such as Riverbed with such innovative products. Riverbed is a known technology leader in the region that continues to define the market with a broad set of application performance solutions," said Elkhayat. "I am excited for the opportunity to increase awareness and drive adoption of our solutions in the Middle East and North Africa through the development and execution of a segmented go-to-market strategy."

Elkhayat has 12 years of regional sales, channel and executive management experience, including Juniper Networks where he held the position of regional director, partner, alliances and commercial sales for Middle East and Africa.

"As we work to further extend our position as the leading provider of performance solutions, Elkhayat's leadership and extensive experience in IT and the channel will play a key role in guiding our growth in the Middle East and North Africa market," said Willem Hendrickx, senior vice president of EMEA sales, at Riverbed.

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