F5 Networks appoints Mohammed Abukhater as regional VP

Abukhater has over 16 years’ industry knowledge in the technology sector

All the elements are in place to take F5 business to the next level in Middle East and Africa, said Abukhater.
All the elements are in place to take F5 business to the next level in Middle East and Africa, said Abukhater.

F5 Networks has appointed Mohammed Abukhater as its new regional vice president of sales for the Middle East and Africa (MEA) region.

Abukhater has over 16 years’ industry knowledge in the technology sector. Based in Dubai, he will report directly to David Helfer, senior vice president for EMEA Sales.

“This is a significant time for Mohammed (Abukhater) to join F5, and I am confident he will have an immediate impact,” said David Helfer.

“F5 is stronger than ever in the MEA region. Not only have we reinforced our strength in core Middle Eastern markets over the past few quarters, but we’ve also seen our profile markedly grow in countries like Turkey and North Africa. We are in a strong position to offer a unified customer experience for management across the entire app spectrum – from code to customer.”

Abukhater joins F5 from FireEye, where he held several regional and vertical-specific sales director roles. Prior to that, he was a territory sales leader and SE manager at Bluecoat Systems.

Mohammed Abukhater said: “I am delighted to join F5 Networks at such a pivotal moment in the company’s history. All the elements are in place to take the business to the next level in the Middle East and Africa, including expanding and accelerating our multi-cloud application services, security capabilities and DevOps-related offerings. We already have an exceptional team in place, and the potential of cloud-driven, application-centric innovation is creating huge opportunities for both F5 and our customers.”

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