Westcon Group taps Cisco veteran to drive Comstor business in EMEA

BUSINESS

|
Image: Andreas Dohmen . By BiztechAfrica
Andreas Dohmen

Westcon Group, a value-added distributor of category-leading unified communications, network infrastructure, data centre and security solutions with a global network of specialty resellers, today announced its Comstor business unit has appointed Cisco veteran Andreas Dohmen as Executive Vice President for EMEA.

The move further entrenches Comstor as the market's premier global distributor of Cisco technology, services and solutions.

With more than 10 years of his career dedicated to Cisco-focused international channel sales and business operations, Dohmen served as both the company's Vice President of Worldwide Business Operations and Vice President of Commercial Business in Europe.  He also brings to Comstor a broad range of international management experience – leading operational and strategic sales, marketing and business development, business segmentation planning, and development and restructuring of organizations.

"Comstor has aggressively built a reputation as the market's 'go-to' Cisco distributor.  One reason is the quality and experience of the management team we've been fortunate enough to recruit," said Dean Douglas, President and CEO, Westcon Group.  "Andreas brings with him a deep understanding of what's necessary for partners to effectively develop new revenue streams leveraging Cisco's award-winning technology.  We are pleased to have Andreas on board and look forward to his help in reaching our next stage of growth across Europe, the Middle East, and Africa."

Prior to Cisco, Dohmen held leadership positions at both Alcatel and Siemens.  At Comstor, he will manage all of the company's Cisco business, reporting directly to Comstor President Jon Pritchard.  Dohmen is tasked with growing Comstor's presence in the fast-growing EMEA market – nurturing existing relationships and creating new partner opportunities across the region. 

"During my career, I've had the pleasure of working with Comstor on many occasions.  I never cease to be amazed at their dedication and focus on partners – backed by an in-depth understanding of Cisco technology and business strategy," saidAndreas Dohmen, Executive Vice President EMEA, Comstor.  "I'm excited to now be serving alongside this top-notch team and believe we can achieve great things together in the months and years to come."

Dohmen served for five years in the German Armed Forces.  He also holds degrees in economics and nuclear physics.



Share the News

Get Daily Newsletter

comments powered by Disqus

MORE BUSINESS NEWS

Why govt listed Glo, others as top firms

Nigeria’s national carrier, Globacom and 99 other top notch firms have been listed as top 100 Firms in Nigeria for the 2014 fiscal year. The top 100 companies list is based on international benchmark set by the International Integrated Reporting Council. Read More

Women can lead 21st century ICT industry, says Zinox chief

With the right mix of innovation, business focus, accountability and ambition, women entrepreneurs can spearhead the evolution of the ICT industry in the 21st century, says the Chairman, Zinox Group. Read More

Leading through volatility in Africa

For the businesses that are prepared to face the storm and manage the volatility afflicting the continent, there are still huge rewards to be had from doing business in Africa, says SAP. Read More

American Tower Corporation, Bharti Airtel in Nigerian tower sale agreement

American Tower Corporation and Bharti Airtel Limited have entered into a definitive agreement for the sale of over 4,800 of Airtel’s communications towers in Nigeria.  Read More

Mobile backlog affects revenues

New research shows that a slow approach to app development is increasingly damaging revenue opportunities in the enterprise. The study found that organisations are currently struggling with a significant mobile backlog and unable to cope with business demands. Read More

Kenya courts technology to woo investors

Kenya, East Africa’s lead economic hub, has stepped up its efforts to woo investors through its rigorous incorporation and adaptation of technology to ease business transactions. Read More

‘Prepare for an explosive year ahead’ - Dac Systems

From a technology solution supply and reselling perspective, 2015 is going to be a bumper year, says Dac Systems. Read More

The Business Network is the future

Hyper-connected business networks will extend business processes that used to stop at the walls of the enterprise, and will fulfill the promise of the real-time global networked economy to reduce complexity without sacrificing sophisticated work, says SAP. Read More

Africa SME Champions Forum: creating an ecosystem to support African champions

Didier Acouetey, Gervais Koffi-Djondo, Felix Bikpo, Amadou Kane The Africa SME Champions Forum closed in Dakar last week, but its work in support of African champions is only just beginning.  Read More

Deloitte: Africa GDP to top $3.7 trillion by 2019

Africa’s gross domestic product will grow by 50% to $3.7 trillion over the next five years, says Deloitte. Read More

PRESS OFFICES

Sage ERP AfricaSAP AfricaSage Pastel AccountingTrust PayVMWareSamsung ElectronicsMitsumi DistributionPhoenix DistributionSage HR AfricaMTN BusinessSchneider ElectricMultichoice

FEATURED STORY

GSMA: half a billion mobile subscribers in SSA by 2020GSMA: half a billion mobile subscribers in SSA by 2020

The number of unique mobile subscribers in Sub-Saharan Africa will pass the half billion mark in 2020, says a new GSMA report.

IN DEPTH

Africa lags on digital migration Africa lags on digital migration

Only three African countries have so far completed the digital migration process, and serious issues are hampering the migration in other nations.  

COMPANY NEWS

Leading through volatility in Africa

For the businesses that are prepared to face the storm and manage the volatility afflicting the continent, there are still huge rewards to be had from doing business ...