Veeam exec to join Commvault Africa
Kate Mollett, regional manager for Africa at Veeam, has been appointed as regional director for Commvault Africa.
In a statement, the global enterprise software and cloud data management company explained that Mollett will oversee Commvault’s Africa region with a focus on extending the company’s market share and leveraging its expanding portfolio - including its BaaS Metallic offering, into new markets across the continent.
A priority focus will be leveraging Commvault’s partner network across the region, while looking for new partnerships to realise the huge market opportunity in many African markets for SaaS-based solutions and utility pricing options.
“With over 26 years of technology experience, Mollett joins Commvault from Veeam, where she filled the roles of Regional Manager for Sub Saharan Africa and more recently, Regional Manager for Africa. With a rich experience in Enterprise leadership roles in other global, blue-chip companies including Dell EMC, Microsoft and Dimension Data, Mollett’s insight, market understanding and long term competitive analysis of Commvault offerings marks a new era for Commvault across the continent, based on new relationships, proven sales methodologies and diversity and inclusion priorities,” the company added.
Said Mollett: “My objective is to take Commvault’s established leadership in the enterprise sector to the ‘next-level’. The recent launch of Metallic, Commvault’s Backup-as-a-Service (BaaS) portfolio, is fully integrated into the Microsoft Azure platform, and the very close relationships we have locally and globally, means our future success will be completely synchronised with the expansion, availability and penetration of Azure services across Africa. Along with our established and expanded distributor, partner, MSP and reseller community – all of whom are critical to our success – I look forward to being able to help customers across the region, increase the value of their data, while ensuring business integrity and compliance across their environments whether cloud, on-prem or hybrid infrastructures.”
Wael Mustafa, Area Vice President, Commvault Middle East, Turkey & Africa (META) added, “I am extremely excited about Kate’s appointment and look forward to the new perspectives, relationships and opportunities she brings with her to this new role. Her competitive insight on Commvault will provide a unique perspective to drive this expanding regional business forward, and that success will be critical to my regional business, as well as Commvault’s wider EMEA and global business growth. ”
The company added that Mollett has also always been entrenched in initiatives and projects relating to women in technology.
“As a woman in IT, who has worked her way up the ranks, Mollett plans to continue with her role of being an ambassador for female talent for Commvault locally, globally and within the African regional IT sector as a whole,” it said.
Attempts to secure comment regarding the appointment from Veeam proved unsuccessful at the time of publishing.