Infoblox has appointed Cherif Sleiman as SVP International Business, responsible for driving business growth in international markets.
In this expanded role, he will lead all businesses outside the Americas and continue to report to Bill McCarthy, EVP, worldwide field operations.
Sleiman’s focus would be to bring the power of Infoblox to international territories including EMEA, APAC including Australia, Japan, China, Korea and many other Asian countries, where the company will invest in line with corporate priorities and growing market opportunities.
Sleiman will be responsible for the overall international go-to-market strategy where he will unify and streamline the best sales and channel practices from across the various regions to ensure scalability and speed of execution.
With Infoblox viewing Asia Pacific as a hyper growth market, the company will enable, empower and invest in the region and establish a go-to-market strategy that will put Infoblox on a path of aggressive growth.
Bill McCarthy said: “Growing our business and aligning the worldwide field operations initiatives and priorities to Infoblox’s strategic goals is critical to our long-term success.
“Cherif is a seasoned business leader with an exceptional track record, wealth of experience and an in-depth understanding of the dynamics of the market. He has done a terrific job in leading the EMEA team and I am confident that in his new role he will continue to help Infoblox address the needs of our regional customers and channel partners.”
Cherif previously oversaw Infoblox’s Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) business and under his leadership the company’s regional revenue grew by over 44%. He forged a new go-to-market strategy that helped grow the security business by 40% and was instrumental in Infoblox winning several multimillion dollar deals across EMEA in major sectors like finance, government and telco. He restructured and realigned the team around corporate priorities and market opportunities and re-ignited the channel around the new global channel program.
“I am humbled and honoured with the trust Infoblox has in me and am very excited to embrace this new challenge,” said Sleiman.
“I see potential for major growth for us as a company, for our people as they develop and experience career growth and for me as a leader, learning about new cultures and navigating new territories.”