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New regional director for NetApp

Fadi Kanafani to take on regional director role for Middle East, North Africa & Pakistan

New regional director for NetApp
Kanafani joins NetApp as regional director for Middle East, North Africa and Pakistan.

NetApp has appointed a new regional director for the Middle East, North Africa and Pakistan. Fadi Kanafani will take on the role, with responsibility for the development and execution of sales and marketing strategies, enhancing the channel ecosystem and expanding the NetApp customer base.

Kanafani has 20 years of experience in the industry, and has held roles with Lucent Technologies and ThruPoint, in several senior management consulting positions. Prior to joining NetApp, he worked with Cisco and was responsible for business development at Cisco Services for emerging markets.

"It is the time now for innovative thinking and business relevant solutions to enable the required development, the multitude of business objectives and the on-going organic growth. I am very excited about joining NetApp as I believe the market opportunity is great and it is our chance to partner with the region to make the leap together into the future," said Kanafani, regional director Middle East, North Africa and Pakistan at NetApp. "NetApp is a leader in the IT industry and we rely on first class partners and distributors in pursuit of this market requirement. Together with them, we will team up to offer NetApp consulting and professional services along with the best kit to manage, access and safeguard our customer's most valuable assets, their data."

"Fadi's professional experience perfectly complements our successful enterprise business development and partner enablement strategy in the region," commented Konstantin Ebert, director MEEEA for NetApp. "His rich expertise is crucial to our business imperatives and will tie well into NetApp's objective to transform the Middle East, North Africa and Pakistan operations in order to grow our market share in the region. We have a strong sales team and partners who are willing to execute. Their concerted efforts will allow us to interact directly with customers and prospects, delivering enterprise-class service everywhere."

"With Dubai's recent win announcement to host Expo 2020, Qatar's win to host the World Cup 2022, and the on-going investments in Saudi Arabia's infrastructure, transportation, health care and education sectors, the Middle Eastern region is poised to kick start yet another wave of massive developments across the board. Undoubtedly, it is an extremely exciting time to be part of what is happening in the region," added Kanafani.

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