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F5 networks appoints Regional Vice President of Sales for Middle East and Africa

By: Zawya


Mohammed Abukhater as its new Regional Vice President of Sales for the Middle East and Africa (MEA) region.

Dubai: F5 Networks today announced the appointment of Mohammed Abukhater as its new Regional Vice President of Sales for the Middle East and Africa (MEA) region.

An experienced leader working with high-performing sales and channel teams across the GCC and Africa, Abukhater has over 16 years’ industry knowledge in the technology sector. Based in Dubai, he will report directly to David Helfer, Senior Vice President for EMEA Sales.

Abukhater joins F5 from FireEye, where he stood out for driving impressive results as their VP for MEA.  Over the course of his six plus years at the company, he also held several regional and vertical-specific sales director roles. Prior to that, he was making his mark as a territory sales leader and SE manager at Bluecoat Systems.

“This is a significant time for Mohammed to join F5, and I am confident he will have an immediate impact,” said David Helfer.

“F5 is stronger than ever in the MEA region. Not only have we reinforced our strength in core Middle Eastern markets over the past few quarters, but we’ve also seen our profile markedly grow in countries like Turkey and North Africa. We are in a strong position to offer a unified customer experience for management across the entire app spectrum – from code to customer.”

Abukhater’s first public appearance in his new role will be at GITEX Technology Week, where F5 is championing multi-cloud application services and DevOps methodologies as major catalysts for digital transformation and growth across the Middle East. F5 is also sharing insight on its latest solution offerings and its recent NGINX acquisition.

Mohammed Abukhater said: “I am delighted to join F5 Networks at such a pivotal moment in the company’s history. All the elements are in place to take the business to the next level in the Middle East and Africa, including expanding and accelerating our multi-cloud application services, security capabilities and DevOps-related offerings. We already have an exceptional team in place, and the potential of cloud-driven, application-centric innovation is creating huge opportunities for both F5 and our customers.”