HP has appointed Rainer Koch as MD and Technology Solutions Group lead of HP Africa with immediate effect.
Koch will report to Ken Willett, vice-president and MD: HP Middle East, Mediterranean, Africa (MEMA) and succeeds Olivier Suinat, who took the position of vice-president: sales in the Technology Solutions Group for HP Central & Eastern Europe earlier this year.
Koch has been acting-MD and Technology Solutions Group lead of HP Africa since May 2007. Previously, he headed the HP Services business in Africa since 2004 where he has been responsible for accelerating business growth across the entire HP Services portfolio.
His career in the IT industry extends over 22 years. Koch joined HP Germany in 1985 as a consultant and account manager and since then has held several senior management positions in Central & Eastern Europe, the Middle East and Africa.
“Rainer has demonstrated strong leadership, sound execution and excellent knowledge of the African ICT market combined with exceptional passion for customers and their success” says Ken Willett.