Top 50 Channel Chiefs 2018
Top Channel Chiefs - Nov 12, 2018
The Middle East and North Africa (MENA) IT channel has continued its growth trajectory in recent years and it still retains the appeal rarely seen in other information and communication technology (ICT) markets around the globe. In a competitive landscape such as the MENA market, systems integrators, solution providers, value-added resellers (VARs), retailers, system builders and resellers are always looking to partner with the best IT vendors. And because the channel business involves partnerships between vendors, distributors and channel partners, in many ways, the old adage, “it’s not what you know, but who you know” could have been coined for the MENA IT channel, as executive movements between IT multinationals and channel partner organisations happen too frequently. In picking the Top 50 Channel Chiefs for 2018, we have attempted to highlight executives that we believe are going the extra mile and are playing a critical role in the advancement of the regional IT market and whose actions have direct influence over the success of the whole channel ecosystem in the region. Channel Middle East reveals the 2018 movers and shakers of the regional channel.
The movers and shakers of the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) information technology channel.
Top 50 Channel Chiefs 2018 - Components
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Top 50 Channel Chiefs – Components - Omar Fakri

Omar Fakri

Senior Manager, EMEA Components Channel, AMD
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Top 50 Channel Chiefs – Components - Firas Alfanney

Firas Alfanney

Regional Director Business Development, Intel META & Russia
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Top 50 Channel Chiefs – Components - Khwaja Saifuddin

Khwaja Saifuddin

Senior Sales Director, Western Digital MEA & India
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Top 50 Channel Chiefs – Components - Hesham Tantawi

Hesham Tantawi

Vice President, Asbis Middle East
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Top 50 Channel Chiefs – Components - Fahd Dalol

Fahd Dalol

Regional Business Development Manager, Supermicro
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Top 50 Channel Chiefs – Components - Marissa Safe

Marissa Safe

COO & Vice President, FDC International
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Top 50 Channel Chiefs – Components - Iman Mozaffari

Iman Mozaffari

Regional Sales Manager - Middle East, Turkey, North Africa, NVIDIA
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Top 50 Channel Chiefs – Components - Eyas Showman

Eyas Showman

CEO , Gulf Shadow Computer Systems
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Top 50 Channel Chiefs – Components - Arun Chawla

Arun Chawla

CEO, Trigon LLC
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Top 50 Channel Chiefs – Components - Jay Srage

Jay Srage

President, Qualcomm MEA & Eastern Europe
Top 50 Channel Chiefs 2018 - Networking & Comms
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Top 50 Channel Chiefs - Networking & Comms - Nidal Abou-ltaif

Nidal Abou-ltaif

President , Avaya International EMEA & APAC
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Top 50 Channel Chiefs - Networking & Comms - Alaa ElShimy

Alaa ElShimy

VP & MD, Huawei Enterprise Middle East
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Top 50 Channel Chiefs - Networking & Comms - Hemayun Bazaz

Hemayun Bazaz

Regional Manager – Channel Sales, Aruba HPE
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Top 50 Channel Chiefs - Networking & Comms - Shukri Eid Atari

Shukri Eid Atari

Managing Director, East Region, Cisco
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Top 50 Channel Chiefs - Networking & Comms - Yarob Sakhnini

Yarob Sakhnini

GM & Senior Sales Director - META , Juniper Networks
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Top 50 Channel Chiefs - Networking & Comms - Mario Gay

Mario Gay

Regional GM, Nuvias
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Top 50 Channel Chiefs - Networking & Comms - Sakkeer Hussain

Sakkeer Hussain

Director - Sales & Marketing, D-Link MEA
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Top 50 Channel Chiefs - Networking & Comms - Steve Lockie

Steve Lockie

Group MD, Westcon Middle East Group
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Top 50 Channel Chiefs - Networking & Comms - Amanulla Khan

Amanulla Khan

Managing Director, Linksys META
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Top 50 Channel Chiefs - Networking & Comms - Lucas Jiang

Lucas Jiang

General Manager, TP-Link MEA FZE
Top 50 Channel Chiefs 2018 - Security & Storage
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Top 50 Channel Chiefs 2018 - Security & Storage - Kristina Tantsyura

Kristina Tantsyura

Managing Director, InfoWatch Group
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To 50 Channel Chiefs 2018 - Security & Storage - Dr. Moataz Bin Ali

Dr. Moataz Bin Ali

Vice President, Trend Micro MENA
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Top 50 Channel Chiefs 2018 - Security & Storage - Asim Saud AlJammaz

Asim Saud AlJammaz

President , Al Jammaz Distribution
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Top 50 Channel Chiefs 2018 - Security & Storage - Maya Zakhour

Maya Zakhour

Head, Distribution & Alliances, NetApp
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Top 50 Channel Chiefs 2018 - Security & Storage - Nicolas Argyrides

Nicolas Argyrides

Chief of Sales & Deputy GM , Mindware
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Top 50 Channel Chiefs 2018 - Security & Storage - Spiros Rafailovits

Spiros Rafailovits

General Manager, Logicom Group Middle East
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Top 50 Channel Chiefs 2018 - Security & Storage - Majed Bin Saad Al Arifi

Majed Bin Saad Al Arifi

Marketing Director & Spokesperson, Elm
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Top 50 Channel Chiefs 2018 - Security & Storage - Shahnawaz Sheikh

Shahnawaz Sheikh

Sales Diractor - META, SonicWall
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Top 50 Channel Chiefs 2018 - Security & Storage - Mohammad Mobasseri

Mohammad Mobasseri

CEO, Emt Distribution
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Top 50 Channel Chiefs 2018 - Security & Storage - Dr. Tamer Aboualy

Dr. Tamer Aboualy

Partner - Security Services, IBM MEA
Top 50 Channel Chiefs 2018 - Software
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Top 50 Channel Chiefs - Software - Zakaria Haltout

Zakaria Haltout

Head - Global Channels & General Business , SAP
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Top 50 Channel Chiefs - Software - Karim Talhouk

Karim Talhouk

Enterprise Business Application Lead, Microsoft Gulf
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Top 50 Channel Chiefs - Software - Peter Hunt

Peter Hunt

Systems Channel Sales Director - MEA, Oracle
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Top 50 Channel Chiefs - Software - Ossama Eldeeb

Ossama Eldeeb

Senior Regional Channel Manager, VMware
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Top 50 Channel Chiefs - Software - Taj El-Khayat

Taj El-Khayat

Regional Director, Citrix Middle East & North Africa
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Top 50 Channel Chiefs - Software - Mansoor Sarwar

Mansoor Sarwar

Technical Director - Middle East , Sage
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Top 50 Channel Chiefs - Software - Johnny Karam

Johnny Karam

Vice President - Emerging Markets, Veritas
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Top 50 Channel Chiefs - Software - Gregg Petersen

Gregg Petersen

Regional Sales Vice President - MEA, Veeam Software
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Top 50 Channel Chiefs - Software - Marcel Yammine

Marcel Yammine

GM - Gulf & Emerging Markets, SAS
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Top 50 Channel Chiefs - Software - Nisith Naik

Nisith Naik

CEO, Centra Hub
Top 50 Channel Chiefs 2018 - System & Hardware
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Top 50 Channel Chiefs 2018 – Systems & Hardware - Mohammed Amin

Mohammed Amin

Senior Vice President - META , Dell EMC
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Top 50 Channel Chiefs 2018 – Systems & Hardware - Sherifa Hady

Sherifa Hady

Distribution Director - META & Central Eastern Europe, Hewlett Packard Enterprise
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Top 50 Channel Chiefs 2018 – Systems & Hardware - Ramkumar Balakrishnan

Ramkumar Balakrishnan

President, Redington Value
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Top 50 Channel Chiefs - Systems & Hardware - Anand Chakravarthi

Anand Chakravarthi

Area Vice President, MEA & APAC, Pivot3
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Top 50 Channel Chiefs 2018 – Systems & Hardware - Ramzi Itani

Ramzi Itani

Vice President - MEA, Barco NV
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Top 50 Channel Chiefs 2018 – Systems & Hardware - Naji Kazak

Naji Kazak

General Manager, Alaris
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Top 50 Channel Chiefs 2018 – Systems & Hardware - Mathias Militzer

Mathias Militzer

Vice President META & Managing Director, OKI Europe Ltd Middle East
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Top 50 Channel Chiefs 2018 – Systems & Hardware - Mahmoud Shikh

Mahmoud Shikh

CEO, BDL Global
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Top 50 Channel Chiefs 2018 – Systems & Hardware - Bruno Mancuso

Bruno Mancuso

Senior Channel Manager - MEA, Lenovo
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Top 50 Channel Chiefs 2018 – Systems & Hardware - Paul Collins

Paul Collins

Country Manager - MEA, Acer