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Johan Scheepers returns from Dubai as country head of Commvault SA

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Johan Scheepers, newly appointed SA country head of Commvault SA.
Johan Scheepers, newly appointed SA country head of Commvault SA.

Commvault’s former technical lead for Middle East, SA and Turkey (MESAT) region, Johan Scheepers, has returned to SA as country head of the enterprise software firm.

In his new role, Scheepers will oversee the local operations of the company, develop new business and ensure profitability.

An ICT industry veteran and long-time Commvault evangelist, Scheepers has been with Commvault for almost 13 years. He has most recently been based in Dubai, where he led the systems engineering team.

According to Commvault – a specialist in data management software for cloud and on-premises environments - during his time in Dubai, Scheepers developed a deep understanding of the regional and global channel ecosystem and built strong relationships at both technical and commercial levels across Commvault and its eco-system.

He was previously the account manager of the company, where he was tasked with enhancing its focus on emerging markets.

“Johan’s long experience working with some of our largest and most strategic global accounts will bring huge value to his already well established partner and customer relationships in the region,” says Wael Mustafa, area VP for MESAT at Commvault.

Scheepers joined Commvault in 2006 as a technical account manager after gaining experience as a systems analyst and holding positions across the sales spectrum. In 2010, he was promoted to principal systems engineer in addition to his account manager role, a position he held until his appointment in Dubai. Before joining Commvault, Scheepers worked at various global IT organisations for over two decades, including a number of storage firms.

“I am excited to be returning to SA and leading the business I was so closely engaged with for so long,” he says. “I look forward to bringing the experiences I have accumulated over the last 13 years with Commvault, to the team, local partners and our customers too.”

Commvault recently introduced its new partner-first strategy called ‘Partner Advantage’, aimed at making it easier and more profitable for its channel partners to sell and support Commvault solutions.

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