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Google Cloud appoints former Oracle exec as SSA regional director

By , ITWeb
Africa , 10 Aug 2021
Niral Patel, Regional Director, Sub-Saharan Africa.
Niral Patel, Regional Director, Sub-Saharan Africa.

Google Cloud announces the appointment of Niral Patel as Regional Director, Sub-Saharan Africa

Based in Johannesburg, Niral will be responsible for leading Google Cloud’s business across Sub-Saharan Africa. He will have overall responsibility for the company’s sales strategy and continued development of its go-to-market sales operations.

According to the company, Patel will focus on supporting the growth and scale of Google Cloud customers across a variety of industries.

It adds that Patel brings more than 20 years of tech sales leadership to this role and joins Google Cloud from Oracle, where he was the Managing Director for South Africa.

Prior to Oracle, he held various leadership roles at Microsoft, IBM and Hitachi.

“We have been seeing strong customer momentum in Africa, and companies ranging from digital natives to large corporations are coming to us to help them digitally transform and reinvent their business models,” said Abdul Rahman Al Thehaiban, Managing Director, Turkey, Middle East and Africa at Google Cloud. “We are thrilled to have Niral join us as we accelerate the next stage of growth with our local teams, partners and customers. He brings a wealth of experience to the Google Cloud family.”

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