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Sophos appoints new MEA vice president

Harish Chib has joined the vendor following the acquisition of Cyberoam in 2014

Chib previously held roles in sales and channel management at Cyberoam.
Chib previously held roles in sales and channel management at Cyberoam.

Network and endpoint security solutions vendor Sophos, has announced the appointment of Harish Chib as vice-president for its Middle East and Africa (MEA).

The company said the new strategic leadership position will focus on strengthening the Sophos’ sales and channel strategy for the region.

Chib joined Sophos through the acquisition of Cyberoam in 2014, where he successfully led channel strategy and sales operations for 10 years. In this new role, he will drive business development opportunities, and oversee the integration and expansion of Sophos and Cyberoam channel ecosystems across MEA.

“Harish’s expertise in leading and scaling sales operations and leveraging the partner ecosystem makes him the ideal leader for Sophos' growing focus in MEA,” said Karl Heinz Warum, vice president, CEEMEA, Sophos. “His proven success with Cyberoam's sales and channel gives him the right experience to further expand our strong sales and partner network. It is our ambition to be the vendor of choice for both endpoint and network security solutions, and under Harish’s leadership, we will bring together our channel and sales organisation with the Cyberoam ecosystem and bolster sales engineering and reseller enablement initiatives in MEA.”

Commenting on his new role Chib said: “A growing number of businesses in MEA are experiencing increased digitisation, however, the menace of cyberattacks and cybercrime is stalling their ICT adoption.”

Chib said resellers from across the region have a tremendous opportunity to leverage the synergy of both Sophos and Cyberoam products in endpoint, cloud and network security to protect their customers with advanced and next generation technology from a global leader.