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Hitachi unit appoints new regional boss for East Africa

Hitachi combines technology, intellectual property and industry knowledge to deliver data-managing solutions. FILE PHOTO | NMG
Hitachi combines technology, intellectual property and industry knowledge to deliver data-managing solutions. FILE PHOTO | NMG 

Data storage and cloud computing firm Hitachi Vantara, a wholly owned subsidiary of multinational Hitachi Ltd, has appointed Wycliffe Selebwa as East Africa regional director.

As the regional head, Mr Selebwa will be working closely with the sales teams and other stakeholders to drive the company’s revenue and market share in East Africa.

He will also help clients to use Hitachi Vantara’s products for business solutions.

The company combines technology, intellectual property and industry knowledge to deliver data-managing solutions that help enterprises improve customer experience, develop new revenue streams and lower the cost of business.

“This is an important chapter in Hitachi Vantara’s development as it strategically aligns its operations and strengthens its technology and IoT offerings.

“We are confident that Wycliffe will be a valuable addition to the business as it moves forward,” says Alexander Jenewein, general manager and managing director for sub-Saharan Africa.

Prior to joining Hitachi Vantara, Mr Selebwa held a business development role at Oracle. Before this, he headed Oracle’s cloud infrastructure sales team for almost five years.

His 15 years of experience in the technology industry also includes a seven-year stint as managing director and enterprise business lead at Hewlett Packard as well as two years managing distribution for Microsoft in southern and eastern Africa.

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