Over the last three years, Itani has occupied the role of VP of Sales for Belgian company Barco.
Veritas Technologies, a major in multi-cloud data management, has appointed Ramzi Itani as its Regional Director for the Middle East.
In this role, Itani will lead the team in the region to drive market differentiation, growth opportunities and customer value. By leveraging Veritas’ heritage in data protection and its solutions, as well as his expertise in developing and driving high-growth teams, Itani aims to further cement and build on Veritas’ position as a global leader in the sector.
Itani previously spent seven years working at Symantec and Veritas in channel roles, including as the Regional Channel Director for Emerging Markets. Prior to his return to Veritas as the Regional Director for the Middle East, he also worked across various sales, marketing, and channel leadership roles within technology companies such as 3M, Microsoft, Cisco, Symantec, Veritas, and McAfee. Over the last three years, he has occupied the role of VP of Sales for Barco, a Belgian company, where he helped drive considerable growth.
Speaking about the appointment, Ramzi Itani said: “I am delighted to be back at Veritas to help drive value to our customers where it matters the most. The unprecedented changes to the economy brought about by the Covid-19 pandemic posed significant challenges for business leaders in the Middle East. Many still face a vulnerability lag, where their security measures have failed to keep pace with their rapid digital transformation efforts. It’s my aim to ensure that Veritas is there for businesses in the Middle East – to help them plug this gap and take control of their multi-cloud environments, so they can protect themselves from cybercriminals and remain compliant with regulations.
“Veritas solutions, such as NetBackup with newly launched Cloud Scale Technology, InfoScale and Recovery Vault, are designed to simplify the way businesses manage data, automate protection from threats such as ransomware, and self-provision, self-optimise, and self-heal in multi-cloud environments.”
Johnny Karam, Managing Director & Vice President of International Emerging Region at Veritas, added: “Having spent 25 years in Dubai and covering the Middle East, Africa and Turkey, Ramzi has built an exceptional knowledge of dealing with CxOs in enterprise companies that is crucial to driving our growth in the Middle East. “Ramzi is an enthusiastic, pragmatic and results-driven sales leader who will help us to strengthen our relationships with customers and partners in the Middle East and drive forward our position as the leader in enterprise data protection.”