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Exclusive Networks strengthens leadership team

New management team aims for continued success in the region

Clements says he will harness the strength of the company's Middle East team to continue the success the company has enjoyed in the region.
Clements says he will harness the strength of the company's Middle East team to continue the success the company has enjoyed in the region.

Regional VAD Exclusive Networks Middle East, has announced changes to its management team with the appointment of Nathan Clements as managing director and Frederic Denoyel as deputy general manager.

Clements, a 20-year veteran in value-added distribution with a strong sales track record in cybersecurity solutions, was formerly director of Vendor and Strategic Alliances at Exclusive Group, having been the former sales director of Exclusive Networks UK, the group's biggest region.

The company said Clements takes over the leadership of the business after its most successful year to date, with record revenues and a growing workforce of over 80 employees throughout the Midd East.

"This is a fantastic opportunity to develop an already successful business so that we continue to challenge and redefine the traditional VAD model, using disruptive technologies to capitalise on rapidly changing market conditions and customer demands," said Clements. "The local Middle East team are among the finest and most committed professionals in the entire Exclusive Group, and consistently return among the highest levels of performance and innovation. It's my job to harness that strength and, with the support of our strategic vendor and reseller partners, build toward an even brighter future."

The distributor stated that the company will be assisted during the transition in 2016 by former principals of the business, Fari Boustanchi and Zafar Shabdiz, both of whom are departing Exclusive Networks. Boustanchi will continue his association with the Exclusive Group on an on-going basis, fulfilling a consultative ambassadorial role based at the Group's London office, whilst Shabdiz will oversee the transition locally for the first quarter, the company said.

Barrie Desmond, COO at Exclusive Group said: "Fari and Zafar are leaving the region in an outstanding state of health, having guided an excellent team to become one of the top performers worldwide, they will be missed, however with their continued involvement, combined with Nathans' track record and experience will ensure a fast and flawless transition"

"The Business in the Middle East region is dynamic and distinct, and it's where most of our strategic vendors, new and established, are experiencing rapid growth. This is a great opportunity for the team there to use the success as a platform for a new era in Value added Distribution; driven by service diversity and disruptive distribution as anticipated with our Bigtec, Hyper-converged business initiative," added Desmond.