Sophos has announced appointment of Harish Chib as vice-president for its Middle East & Africa (MEA) region. This new strategic leadership position will focus on strengthening the company’s sales and channel strategy for that 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 the Middle East and Africa,” says Karl Heinz Warum, vice-president: CEEMEA at 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 organization with the Cyberoam ecosystem and bolster sales engineering and reseller enablement initiatives in MEA.”
Commenting on his new role, Chib says: “A growing number of businesses in MEA are experiencing increased digitisation, however, the menace of cyber-attacks and cyber-crime is stalling their ICT adoption. 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.”