Red Hat has appointed George DeBono as general manager for Red Hat in the Middle East and Africa region. DeBono, who previously held a senior global operations role within Red Hat, will now lead the company’s business in the region. Prior to joining Red Hat DeBono held management roles at Sun and Computer Associates.
“The Middle East and Africa offer significant growth opportunities for Red Hat. We have been operating in the region with an on-the-ground presence since 2009. We intend to build on our early success by adding depth to our marketing, sales and technical support team and have recruited George to lead the company’s regional business. George’s track record of outstanding achievement, performance and leadership bode well for Red Hat’s ability to increase its footprint in these exciting, emerging markets,” said Werner Knoblich, vice president and general manager of EMEA at Red Hat.