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DiData appoints new MEA CEO

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Grant Bodley has been appointed as new CEO of Dimension Data Middle East and Africa.
Grant Bodley has been appointed as new CEO of Dimension Data Middle East and Africa.

Dimension Data has appointed Grant Bodley as CEO of its Middle East and Africa (MEA) operations, effective 1 October.

DiData says the appointment is aimed at accelerating its five-year strategy to double its revenue.

Bodley replaces current MEA CEO, Derek Wilcocks, who takes up an executive position within the global group. Sean Joubert, DiData's current managing director for MEA, will also take up an executive role within the global group.

Bodley (40) joined Dimension Data in 2000. Prior to being appointed the company's MEA sales director in 2012, the role he currently holds, he headed up Dimension Data MEA's IT outsourcing business.

Brett Dawson, Dimension Data's group CEO, says: "Grant has a strong business background, as well as an IT focus, which means he's able to bridge the gap between IT and business for our clients. This, coupled with an excellent track record spanning 15 years with Dimension Data, positions him well to successfully lead the Dimension Data MEA business."

Andile Ngcaba, Dimension Data MEA's chairman, says: "Dimension Data has a long-standing commitment to promote from within. My board and executive team believe that Grant, who is highly regarded internally and by our clients, is the right candidate to take our business forward in MEA."

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