Lumension Appoints New Regional Director of the Middle East and Africa to Strengthen Sales Capabilities and To Drive Operations

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Amer Al Sharkawi to Lead Operations out of the Middle East and Africa to Meet Increasing Demand for IT Security Management and Endpoint Security Solutions

Amer Al Sharkawi - New Regional Director of the Middle East and Africa

Sharkawi’s appointment is a significant opportunity to build our presence in the Middle East and African IT market

Lumension, a global leader in IT security management, today announced the appointment of Amer Al Sharkawi as Regional Director of the Middle East and Africa (MEA) region. Sharkawi’s responsibilities will include further development of the Company’s business posture in the region and expanding the sales footprint in the growing Middle East market. Lumension expects the appointment will help expand the company’s presence, establishing the brand recognition needed in that region to increase sales.

Amer Al Sharkawi has a strong portfolio of executive sales experience and a solid technical background in the software and hardware IT industry. He brings more than 11 years of experience in sales management for global IT companies. Prior to joining Lumension, he served the Middle East and Africa regions for several IT companies, including McAfee and Secure Computing. He also worked for Qatar Datamation Systems – Emitac Group, Emirates Technology - EMITAC and Jordan National Bank- JNB.

“Sharkawi’s appointment is a significant opportunity to build our presence in the Middle East and African IT market. Internationally, we are continuing to see an increasing demand for endpoint security management solutions,” said Maik Bockelmann, vice president of sales, EMEA, Lumension. “As we continue to expand globally and execute on our plan for sustained growth and profitability, Sharkawi’s extensive sales leadership and proven ability to deliver results will be a huge asset to the Lumension team, and will further enable us to initiate accelerated growth throughout the growing Middle Eastern region.”

About Lumension Security, Inc.
Lumension Security, Inc., a global leader in endpoint management and security, develops, integrates and markets security software solutions that help businesses protect their vital information and manage critical risk across network and endpoint assets. Lumension enables more than 5,100 customers worldwide to achieve optimal security and IT success by delivering a proven and award-winning solution portfolio that includes Vulnerability Management, Endpoint Protection, Data Protection, Antivirus and Reporting and Compliance offerings. Lumension is known for providing world-class customer support and services 24x7, 365 days a year. Headquartered in Scottsdale, Arizona, Lumension has operations worldwide, including Virginia, Texas, Utah, Florida, Ireland, Luxembourg, the United Kingdom, Australia, and Singapore. Lumension: IT Secured. Success Optimized.™ More information can be found at lumension.com.

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