EnterpriseDB (EDB), the leading worldwide provider of enterprise-class Postgres products and database compatibility solutions, today announced it has appointed veteran IT executive Hesham El Komy to expand the company’s activities in the Middle East and Africa.
El Komy will be Sales Director, Middle East and Africa at EnterpriseDB and work directly with the vice president of international sales. He brings to EDB nearly 20 years of enterprise software industry experience. The move is part of the company’s expansion across the Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) region to raise its profile with enterprises and increase market share.
EDB is also seeking to expand its partner network in core markets across the region. As in other regions where EDB has an active partner network, partners in the Middle East and Africa will provide EDB’s services and local support but also develop and deliver integrated solutions. EDB already has relationships in place with Redington in the United Arab Emirates and Linux Warehouse in South Africa.
“As more and more companies embrace open source and Postgres for their data center, EDB is expanding to support them. I have worked with EnterpriseDB in the past and no one is better positioned to deliver an open source based solution to enterprise data centers,” said El Komy. “The largest enterprises can spend 35 percent of their IT budgets for databases. Providing the same level of mission-critical performance and stability as traditional solutions, EDB’s Postgres Plus can cut database costs by 80 percent or more.”
“The Middle East and Africa regions are growing in importance for EDB as adoption of Postgres continues to expand worldwide,” said Sandor Klein, Vide President of International Sales at EnterpriseDB. “Hesham has the skills and contacts in the regions that help us raise our brand recognition but also identify the right partners to most benefit end users and support the open source based model.”
El Komy is returning to EDB after a one-year stint at Brocade, where he was regional marketing manager. Before joining EDB, El Komy was a senior marketer and channel partner and alliances manager at Red Hat for the Middle East, Africa and Turkey. He joined Red Hat from Progress Software and had also done a stint at Infor, joining the company through the acquisition of Systems Union Group.
EnterpriseDB works with 80 partners worldwide. The network comprises channel partners, distributors, Value Added Resellers as well as system integrators that use EDB’s database to develop solutions. The company plans to further expand this partner base in the Middle East and Africa.
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EnterpriseDB is the leading worldwide provider of Postgres software and services that enable enterprises to reduce their reliance on costly proprietary solutions and slash their database spend by 80% or more. With powerful performance and security enhancements for PostgreSQL, sophisticated management tools for global deployments and database compatibility for Oracle, EnterpriseDB software supports both mission and non-mission critical enterprise applications. More than 2,700 enterprises, governments and other organizations worldwide use EnterpriseDB software, support, training and professional services to integrate open source software into their existing data infrastructures. Based in Bedford, MA, EnterpriseDB is backed by strategic and other investors.