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New GM for Mimecast Middle East

Jeff Ogden takes lead at email and data security specialist Mimecast

Ogden joins Mimecast to grow the company's business in the region.
Ogden joins Mimecast to grow the company's business in the region.

Mimecast Limited, a leading email and data security company, has appointed Jeff Ogden as general manager for the Middle East.

In his new role, Ogden will oversee the company's UAE operations and growth in the region, and will be responsible for educating organisations about evolving cyberattacks and how to build a cyber resilience strategy for email.

He will be responsible for continuing the build out of Mimecast's channel programme and ensuring reseller's knowledge of of the company's technology and services, and commitment to customer experience.

Ogden has been working in technology for over 35 years, 17 of which have been in IT security. Prior to joining Mimecast, Ogden has held senior executive roles including leading Symantec's managed security services and consulting division in the Middle East. Ogden also set up Netcure Middle East, a security consultancy and integrator, part of the UAE's largest IT provider - Mideast Data Systems (MDS).

"Mimecast has successfully been operating in Dubai for just over a year and Jeff's appointment is the next step to support an aggressive growth strategy in the Middle East," said Brandon Bekker, managing director at Mimecast MEA. "This appointment will bolster our existing strong customer relations and help us establish new alliances and partnerships."

"Organisations throughout the region are increasingly adopting cloud-based services like Office 365, but concerns remain around the security and availability of email services," said Jeff Ogden, general manager, Mimecast Middle East. "The Middle East represents a significant opportunity for Mimecast as we help organisations with comprehensive security controls before, continuity during, and automated recovery after an attack."