Juniper Networks has appointed Adrian Pickering to the role of area vice president, Middle East and Africa. Based in Dubai, Pickering will be responsible for driving sales and operations across the Middle East and Africa region for both service provider and enterprise markets reporting to Sean Dolan, senior vice president, EMEA.
“I am joining Juniper Networks at a pivotal moment with strong sales, support and headcount in the region,” said Pickering. “Recent high profile customer deployments and increased investment in training and channel partners locally have provided great momentum and gives me a great platform to continue driving activity and expansion with my team.”
“I am very pleased that Adrian has joined Juniper Networks to spearhead our continued growth in this significant emerging market,” said Dolan. “Adrian’s extensive experience, both in networking and in the Middle East and Africa, is a perfect fit for the company. Juniper’s relevance to high-performance enterprises and service providers in the region has grown rapidly, with our portfolio of innovative technology to help solve networking challenges while delivering lower total cost of ownership. Adrian’s leadership will further our momentum and provide strategic senior counsel for our customers.”
Pickering joins Juniper from Cisco Systems where he worked for many years, most recently as a senior director in the emerging markets East team.