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Cisco announces new regional leadership in Africa

December 6, 2010 • People

Cisco today announced executive changes in the Africa Levant region in support of the company’s growth strategy. Yvon Le Roux, previously Vice President covering Cisco’s Africa Levant Region for the past two and a half years is taking on a new role as Global Vice President for Cisco’s Smart and Connected Communities. Pim Versteeg joins Cisco from Juniper to assume the role of the new Vice President, for Cisco’s Africa Levant region, with a mandate to drive the regions next phase of growth and expansion.

Pim has over 25 years of management experience, 12 years of which have been spent in the IT industry. This covered a range of technological and commercial positions, working with organisations such as Nortel Networks and Carrier 1 International. He holds a Bachelor of Arts in Computer Science and a degree in Business Administration.

He said “I welcome and look forward to the challenge of further strengthening Cisco’s position as a leader in the ICT sector in Africa Levant. The region is one of the most exciting places in the whole of emerging markets demonstrating considerable potential. In collaboration with the experienced team at Cisco, I am confident that we will not only be able to grow Cisco’s business in Africa Levant but also support the governments and key organizations, customers and our partners alike to enable businesses and citizens to connect, communicate and collaborate.”

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