Commvault taps Veeam’s Kate Mollett to join its ranks

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Kate Mollett has been appointed as regional director of Commvault Africa.
Kate Mollett has been appointed as regional director of Commvault Africa.

US-based data protection and enterprise software firm Commvault has appointed Kate Mollett as its regional director for Commvault Africa.

Up until her move to Commvault, Mollett served as regional manager for Africa at backup and disaster recovery company Veeam.

In a statement, the company says Mollett will oversee Commvault’s Africa region, with a focus on extending the company’s market share and leveraging its expanding portfolio, including its backup-as-a-service (BaaS) Metallic offering into new markets across the continent.

Furthermore, a priority focus will be to leverage Commvault’s partner network across the region, while looking for new partnerships to realise the huge market opportunity in many African markets for software-as-a-service-based solutions and utility pricing options.

Wael Mustafa, area VP for Commvault Middle East, Turkey and Africa, states: “I am extremely excited about Kate’s appointment and look forward to the new perspectives, relationships and opportunities she brings with her to this new role.

“Her competitive insight on Commvault will provide a unique perspective to drive this expanding regional business forward, and that success will be critical to my regional business, as well as Commvault’s wider EMEA and global business growth. It’s a very exciting time to be at Commvault and I look forward to her experience, professionalism and enthusiasm driving the Commvault Africa team to even greater success and benefitting my wider regional leadership team immediately.”

With over 26 years of technology experience, Mollett’s previous experience includes enterprise leadership roles in other global, blue-chip companies, including Dell EMC, Microsoft and Dimension Data.

In addition, her insight, market understanding and long-term competitive analysis of Commvault offerings mark a new era for Commvault across the continent, based on new relationships, proven sales methodologies, and diversity and inclusion priorities, according to the statement.

Commenting on her appointment, Mollett says: “I am delighted to join Commvault, both because of the opportunity to meet personal and professional growth goals, but even more importantly, because of the incredible proven track record of technology leadership combined with recent record-breaking business growth both locally and globally.

“My objective is to take Commvault’s established leadership in the enterprise sector to the ‘next-level’. The recent launch of Metallic, Commvault’s BaaS portfolio, is fully integrated into the Microsoft Azure platform, and the very close relationships we have locally and globally, means our future success will be completely synchronised with the expansion, availability and penetration of Azure services across Africa.

“Along with our established and expanded distributor, partner, MSP and reseller community – all of whom are critical to our success − I look forward to being able to help customers across the region increase the value of their data, while ensuring business integrity and compliance across their environments, whether cloud, on-premises or hybrid infrastructures,” notes Mollett.

As a woman in IT, Mollett says she plans to continue with her role of being an ambassador for female talent for Commvault locally, globally and within the African regional IT sector as a whole.

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