- Press Release
Avnet names Jamal Qaffaf General Manager Middle East
Dubai, 29 June 2009:
Avnet Technology Solutions EMEA, a value-added distributor of enterprise computing products and an operating group of Avnet, Inc. (NYSE:AVT), announces the appointment of Jamal Qaffaf as General Manager Middle East, effective on the 1st of July.
In his new role, Qaffaf will be responsible for Avnet Technology Solutions business serving as the General Manager for the Middle East including United Arab Emirates, Oman, Qatar, Yemen, Bahrain, Kuwait, Jordan, Lebanon, Egypt and Saudi Arabia. He will report directly to Sukh Rayat, SVP Sales Avnet Technology Solutions EMEA. "Jamal's experience in the IT Channel business in the Middle East as well as his proven success record will serve us well expanding our business in the region. He will help our business partners to accelerate their success by creating and delivering effective solutions that address the business challenges of end-user customers", Rayat said. "Jamal and his dedicated team will strengthen our market position and increase our services and solutions offering across the Middle East region."
Before Avnet, Qaffaf was responsible for the IT reseller Qatar Datamation Systems Company managing a team of more than 80 people. Prior he held a number of leading sales and business development roles with other IT resellers like Emitac and Leo Systems and thus understands the Business Partner environment very well.
About Avnet Technology Solutions
Avnet Technology Solutions is an operating group of Phoenix-based Avnet, Inc. As a global technology sales and marketing organization, Avnet Technology Solutions has sales divisions focused on specific customer segments and a select line card strategy enabling an exceptional level of attention to the needs of its customers and suppliers. For fiscal year 2008, the group served customers in more than 30 countries and generated US $7.6 billion in annual revenue. Visit: www.ts.avnet.com/emea/
Avnet Inc. (NYSE:AVT), a Fortune 500 company, is one of the largest distributors of electronic components, computer products and embedded technology in the world. Avnet accelerates its partners' success by connecting the world's leading technology suppliers with a broad base of more than 100,000 customers and providing cost-effective, value-added services and solutions. For the fiscal year ended June 28, 2008, Avnet generated revenue of $17.95 billion. For more information, visit www.avnet.com.
For further information / press enquiries please contact:
Avnet Technology Solutions, EMEA
European Marketing & Communications Director
Tel: +49 (0) 2153-733 328