Veeam Software, has announced the appointment of Chris Norton as Country Manager of Africa, responsible for the company’s continued investment and strong presence on the continent and to accelerate growth in the region with a specific focus on Enterprise.
Norton, who will report directly to Patrick Rohrbasser, Regional Vice President, SEMEA and Africa has over 25 years experience in the IT sector working in digitally-driven businesses.
He joins Veeam from Dell Technologies where he was Regional Sales Director for the last four years. He also held various senior leadership roles at ServiceNow, VMware, Citrix and Workgroup Distribution.
“Chris is a fantastic asset to our team with his experience in building successful businesses in the Sub-Saharan African region,” said Patrick Rohrbasser, Regional Vice President, SEMEA and Africa, Veeam. “His focus on developing high performing teams will help drive our growth and consolidate our industry-leading position in the market by meeting the data protection needs for cloud, virtual, physical, enterprise and Kubernetes workloads.”
Commenting on his appointment, Chris Norton, Country Manager of Africa at Veeam said, “I am excited to be joining Veeam to execute the company’s Act II vision and accelerate Modern Data Protection in Africa. Veeam understands that data helps deliver the strategic value of every company and we have a real opportunity to drive Modern Data Protection into the African markets. I am looking forward to supporting our partners with this growth opportunity and build even stronger and deeper relationships with customers.”