Fortinet appoints new regional VP for EMEA
Lizzie Cohen-Laloum joins regional management team to drive next phase of growth
Network security vendor Fortinet, has appointed Lizzie Cohen-Laloum the regional vice president for southern Europe and head of the Carrier and MSSP business practice for EMEA, reporting into Yann Pradelle, vice president continental Europe.
As an experienced senior executive with a proven track record in sales and business development, Cohen-Laloum will join forces with the regional management team to spearhead Fortinet's growth and market share expansion across the region.
"I'm delighted to have Lizzie on board. Her expertise in enterprise and telco carriers market segments as well as her strong industry knowledge will be key assets to help us strengthen Fortinet's leadership position throughout EMEA and be seen as a security advisor. I am confident Lizzie will help us achieve the growth targets we have set ourselves for 2018 and beyond," commented Pradelle.
Cohen-Laloum joins Fortinet from F5 Network, where she spent 15 years and held a series of sales leadership roles, initially as Sales Director for Southern Europe and later senior vice president of sales for EMEA.
Cohen-Laloum explained that: "I'm very excited to be joining Fortinet, which I consider to be one of the most innovative global network security vendors on the market. My role is to build on this success to further increase our market share through enterprise focus and pursue the growth in the carrierand MSSP segment by developing partnership with key players in that field. I'm convinced that Fortinet is on a strong success path and I'm looking forward to the challenges and opportunities ahead."
Prior to F5, Cohen-Laloum worked at Nortel Networks for 10 years, as the International sales director, where she focused on integrating the company's regionally developed enterprise telecommunication products into Nortel's global channel sales engagement.