VMware sub-Saharan Africa is once again on the lookout for a new leader, following the resignation of current regional director Matthew Kibby.

Kibby has tendered his resignation and will officially leave the company on 31 January.

“Matthew has been a great professional and positive leadership asset to the local team, customers and partners since his appointment in 2015,” reads the official statement from VMware. “VMware SSA has had stunning results since then.

“VMware would like to wish him well with his new challenge.”

Advertisements have already been published, looking for a new regional director.

“We are actively looking for a replacement in the region, but until then, we have full confidence that the strong local management team will continue growing the business and satisfying our customers.”

Kibby joined VMWare in October 2015, having previously held a number of senior positions at Oracle SA.

Before Kibby joined VMware, the top position had been vacant since February 2014, following the departure of Fred Baumhart after less than 10 months at the helm.

Baumhart had succeeded Ravi Bhat, who held the job for just seven months. Bhat took up the reins at VMware after a lengthy search following the loss of Chris Norton who was responsible for establishing VMware within the local market.