Proofpoint Appoints New Regional Director for MEA

Proofpoint, Inc. has announced the appointment of Emile Abou Saleh as Regional Director, Middle East & Africa. In his new role as Regional Director for Middle East and Africa, Emile Abou Saleh will be responsible for driving customer acquisition across a strategically important region for the company, as well as growing and developing the regional partner ecosystem for Proofpoint.

Prior to joining Proofpoint, Emile Abou Saleh was responsible for Middle East, Russia & CIS Territories for cybersecurity vendor Forcepoint and also held senior regional leadership positions at McAfee and Midis group. Emile brings with him extensive technology and cybersecurity experience as well as expert knowledge of the Emerging markets, and passionate about helping customers reduce cyber risk.

“Proofpoint is an undisputed leader in the cybersecurity space with an exceptional opportunity to gain traction across the Middle East region”, said Emile Abou Saleh. “I am excited to join the team and look forward to helping further establish the company as a market leader and helping regional organisations better protect themselves against today’s evolving cyber threat landscape.”, he concluded.

Proofpoint is a platinum sponsor of GISEC and will be presenting on the topic of people-centric security on April 2 at 11:30am. The presentation by Paul Down, Senior Director at Proofpoint, will discuss why cybercriminals have shifted away from infrastructure attacks and are targeting people via email, social media, and cloud applications. Proofpoint will be at stand B23 in Hall 8 at Dubai World Trade Centre (DWTC) during GISEC from 1-3 April 2019.

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Chris Fernando

Chris N. Fernando is an experienced media professional with over two decades of journalistic experience. He is the Editor of Arabian Reseller magazine, the authoritative guide to the regional IT industry. Follow him on Twitter (@chris508) and Instagram (@chris2508).

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