Email and data security company Mimecast Limited has announced the appointment of Brandon Bekker to senior vice president, Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) to help manage the rapid growth within region. In this newly created position, Bekker will be responsible for supporting the continued growth for Mimecast in EMEA and ensuring collaboration and consolidation across all markets in this region, according to the firm.
Bekker has a proven track record of leadership as he helped establish Mimecast as a market leader across various industries, including healthcare, financial services, retail and public sector in South Africa. As the new SVP of EMEA, he will lead the entire EMEA region and will be based out of the London, United Kingdom office. Previously, he successfully managed Middle East and Africa since 2013 and helped to grow the regional business by more than 75 percent since the company listed. Bekker has held various leadership roles since joining Mimecast in 2007. During his tenure, he has also expanded the business to serve customers in the Middle East with the opening of a Dubai office in 2016.
“Brandon Bekker has been instrumental in helping MEA customers understand the cyber threat landscape and the importance of how layering a third-party solution can improve cyber resilience when adopting cloud services like Microsoft Office 365. It gives me great pleasure to see him take on this new challenge to further support customers,” said Peter Bauer, chief executive officer, Mimecast. “I am confident that he will bring the skills that helped drive customer success and growth in MEA to the rest of the region, particularly in our growing markets like Central Europe, and he will continue to motivate employees to do their best work, best teamwork and greatest learning.”