Infoblox appoints Feras Masoud as Regional Channel Head of Middle East and Africa
Source: Procre8 for Infoblox , Author: Posted by BI-ME staff
Posted: Wed September 5, 2018 4:56 pm

UAE. Infoblox Inc., the leader in Secure Cloud-Managed Network Services , today announced that Feras Masoud has been appointed as Infoblox’ new Regional Channel Manager for Middle East and Africa (MEA).

Masoud is an IT industry veteran with more than 21 years’ experience under his belt in channel sales, pre-sales, operations, and leadership roles. Prior to Infoblox, he was the regional channel manager, Middle East for Ixia. Masoud has held regional channel manager roles at Limelight Networks and Polycom and also worked in senior sales positions at companies like Hewlett Packard and Nortel.

During his career, Masoud has been recognized for such illustrious awards as ‘The best Channel Manager for EMEA region in Q1, 2017’ at Ixia, ‘CEO Circle of Excellence Award in 2013’ at Polycom, and best channel manager for EMEA and ‘Personal Peak Performance Award, 2006’ across EMEA at Nortel.

Masoud will be responsible for Infoblox’ regional channel strategy going forward. Channel recruitment and enablement and acceleration of channel sales will be his main focus areas to help ensure that partners are well equipped to be able to fully utilize all the advantages that the Infoblox’ technology and partner program offer.

Ashraf Sheet, Regional Director, MEA at Infoblox says, “Channel is key to the success of our organization. To drive our regional channel program, we were looking for an executive with leadership skills and a proven track record. We chose Feras not only for his earlier achievements in the region but also for his interpersonal skills, attitude and impressive endorsements from our partners. Feras has the level of energy and skills that Infoblox needs to build-up a sustainable and successful channel across Middle East and Africa.”

In his new role, Masoud will focus on three areas:
- Investing in Infoblox channel partners by providing dedicated channel resources, sales and technical trainings and joint marketing activities that will positively impact Infoblox business across the region
- Working closely with Infoblox partners to enable them to become the main trusted advisors for customers across the region
- Increase Infoblox’ indirect business through partner initiated leads and deals

Explaining the channel strategy going forward Masoud explains, “Our channel strategy is to invest in our channels by providing dedicated enablement sessions from business and technical perspectives. This year there will be more focus on Managed Services Providers (MSPs) as another indirect route to businesses across major countries. We are investing more in our BuildingBlox partner program to make it more attractive to the partners and to simplify the way we work together. From a training and certifications perspective, we have developed a new partner training portal that includes online sales, presales and technical trainings that will help partners in achieving their bookings and accreditation targets and drive more value for our customers.”

“I’m very delighted to be joining Infoblox, the leader in DDI technology solutions. Because Infoblox is at the core of several of today’s key IT business drivers—security, mobility, virtualization, cloud, IPv6, compliance and IPAM, we are well positioned to complement our partners’ solution offerings and address the changing needs of their customers as they embark on their digital transformation journey,” Feras concludes.

Photo Caption: Feras Masoud, New Regional Channel Manager for Middle East and Africa (MEA) at Infoblox

About Infoblox
Infoblox is leading the way to next-level DDI with its Secure Cloud-Managed Network Services. Infoblox brings next-level security, reliability and automation to cloud and hybrid systems, setting customers on a path to a single pane of glass for network management. Infoblox is a recognized leader with 50 percent market share comprised of 8,000 customers, including 350 of the Fortune 500. Learn more at www.Infoblox.com

 

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