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Mohammad Mobasseri to leave Comguard

Mobasseri to step down as senior VP after serving six years at the region VAD

Mobasseri has confirmed he is leaving Comguard at the end of August 2013.
Mobasseri has confirmed he is leaving Comguard at the end of August 2013.

Mohammad Mobasseri, one of Comguard's most senior executives, has revealed that he is leaving the company after a six year stint.

Market sources say Mobasseri is likely to take up a senior management role at an IT security multinational vendor or a specialist security distributor.

Mobasseri confirmed his eminent departure in an email to colleagues and Comguard's channel partners that he would be leaving the regional VAD next month.

"After six years of exciting, challenging and very eventful time in Comguard, it is with mixed emotions that I am leaving the company by end of August 2013," Mobasseri said in an emailed statement.

Mobasseri added: "A lot of you probably are asking about my decision, however, I find it irresistible, and it was hard pressed to make this decision. I would like to take this opportunity to thank all of you for the very good cooperation and support during my time here. Please let me express my gratitude to everyone of you."

Mobasseri has been the main man behind Comguard's advancements in the IT value-added security space and for the last two years, he has been mapping out his vision for the company's future and that of its channel partners in the managed security services arena.

Mobasseri's departure caps a few months of senior management changes at many of the region's IT security vendors, including Kaspersky Lab and Symantec.

Earlier this month, Kaspersky Lab, appointed Khalid Abu Baker as the new managing director of Kaspersky Lab Middle East after Tarek Kuzbari left the company to pursue post-graduate studies in the UK.

Citrix has also announced the appointment of Johnny Karam, to take on the role of vice president, Middle East and Africa (MEA). Karam joins Citrix from Symantec, where he was managing director for the Middle East and French speaking Africa.