Allan Cawood

Allan Cawood has stepped down as CEO of Dimension Data Middle East & Africa (MEA), and has been succeeded by Internet Solutions MD Derek Wilcocks.

Cawood, who has been with the company since 2001, is leaving to pursue other personal and professional interests. 

He first became involved with Dimension Data  in 1993 when he sold a 35% stake in his company,  Digital Networking Systems (DNS) to Dimension Data. In 1998, when Dimension Data acquired the balance of DNS  shares and merged the company with Dimension Data Networking, Allan was appointed the unit’s Managing Director. He assumed the role of CEO for Dimension Data South Africa, and later MEA, with responsibility for the Dimension Data, Internet Solutions and Plessey brands.

The Group also announced that  Saki Missaikos, Sales Director for Dimension Data  MEA since 2003, takes over the reins as Managing Director of Internet Solutions.

Brett Dawson, Dimension Data’s Group CEO said: “Allan has indicated for some time that he would like to pursue other interests, and we are very thankful to him for his long, committed service to the  Group. He is responsible for almost all of what we  consider Dimension Data MEA today. His leadership has contributed extensively to the development and success of the Group’s MEA region.”

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