HP Appoints Vishnu Taimni as the Head of its Middle East, Turkey, and East Africa Operations

HP Inc. Middle East, Turkey, and East Africa, today announced Vishnu Taimni as the new Managing Director for the region effective February 1st. Taimni will be responsible for managing and growing HP’s Personal Systems, Printing, industrial graphics, and 3D printing businesses in the Middle East, Turkey, and East Africa, as well as focusing on numerous educational activities that HP drives in the region. Taimni replaces Mathew Thomas, who has made the personal decision to leave the company to focus on personal and then other professional pursuits.

Speaking about the announcement, Charl Snyman, VP and Managing Director of HP Inc. in the Middle East, Africa, and Eastern Europe, said, “We are pleased to welcome Taimni to the new regional role. Vishnu has been at the firm for the past 20 years and has an exceptional understanding of the organization, our business strategy, and approach to sustainable development.”

“Over the last year technology has proven to be essential, keeping people productive and allowing us to continue working, learning, entertaining, and communicating. I’m excited to lead HP business in the region of huge potential,” commented Vishnu Taimni on his new role.

With over 20 years’ experience in the technology industry, Vishnu has held a series of progressively senior management roles, including most recently Print Category Lead for the Middle East, Africa, and Eastern Europe markets, and before that, Head of Home Printing Solutions in EMEA region.

Earlier in his career, Vishnu was General Manager for HP’s Personal Printing Systems Group in the Middle East, Mediterranean, and Africa. He has also served as HP’s Consumer Channel Director in India, and between 2008 and 2010 he held various management roles and responsibilities in South and East Africa.

Vishnu’s career began with Compaq’s Computing Category division in 2000, which later merged with Hewlett-Packard in 2002.

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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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