NetApp appoints new country manager for SA

NetApp, a global data management and cloud storage solutions provider, has announced the appointment of Morne Bekker as the new South African country manager and district manager for the SADC Region.

Bekker will be responsible for all NetApp business across the Southern African region. His responsibilities will include the development and execution of sales and channel strategies, expanding the NetApp customer base, local skills development and enhancing the partner and alliances ecosystem.

“Our recent acquisition of SolidFire and unique portfolio including the most comprehensive enterprise flash storage offering in the business, places us in a distinctive market position. We therefore require the right leadership as demonstrated by Morne, to execute strategy, develop long standing industry relationships and bring in new prospects,” said NetApp regional director Middle East & Africa, Fadi Kanafani.

Bekker spent several years within senior positions at Internet Solutions, Datacentrix and Hewlett Packard.

He holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree in Internal Auditing from the University of Pretoria and has studied towards a Higher Diploma in Computer Auditing from the University of the Witwatersrand.

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