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New GM for Red Hat in META region

Fayçal Saile takes on general manager role for Red Hat

New GM for Red Hat in META region
Faycal Saile has joined Red Hat from Fujitsu.

Red Hat has appointed a new general manager for the Middle East, Turkey and Africa region.

Fayçal Saile joins the company from Fujitsu, to take the lead for the open source software specialist.

Saile will be responsible for the overall direction and management of sales, business development and support operations. He will also play a key role in the development of Red Hat's ecosystem with partners, system integrators, alliances and distributors in the region.

Saile has over 16 years of experience in the IT sector, and has worked in several international markets. Alongside Fujitsu, Saile has also worked for Hewlett Packard.

Michel Isnard, vice president, Southern Europe, Middle East and Africa (META), Red Hat commented: "We're pleased to have a professional of Fayçal's background head our META operations and we expect him to lead the team in growing Red Hat's footprint in the region. Open source is finding wider acceptance in emerging markets as enterprises begin to understand and experience the operational and cost benefits offered by the technologies. Red Hat is at the forefront of this revolution. We believe that under Fayçal's leadership, Red Hat will continue to grow its business across its entire product portfolio, including Red Hat Enterprise Linux, Red Hat JBoss Middleware, Red Hat Storage and the company's virtualization and cloud computing solutions."

Saile added: "I am delighted to be joining Red Hat at an exciting time when the region is showing an increased interest in cloud, big data and mobility technologies. Red Hat continues to make strategic investments in the business, is expanding into new geographies and is constantly bringing innovation in open source software solutions to the market. I look forward to working with Red Hat associates to help accelerate the company's growth by supporting our customers, partners and employees throughout the region."

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