Red Hat names Lee Miles as General Manager for MEA region
Red Hat has named Lee Miles as general manager for theMiddle East and Africa (MEA) region. Miles is tasked with managing the region’s sales, technical and channel teams in an effort to increase engagement with existing customers and drive growth in new and emerging markets.
Lee Miles is an international sales leader with over 16 years’ experience, 7 of which have been in the Middle East, in customer-facing roles within the software industry. He joins Red Hat from Infor where he served as the regional director for the Middle East and India. His key achievements at Infor include orchestrating the integration of the two regions, growing the company’s staff and partner eco-system, and establishing Infor’s new office in Saudi Arabia. Prior to Infor, Miles held several leadership and sales positions at SAP and Computer Associates, where he gained experience in developing businesses in emerging markets.
In his current position, Lee plans to focus on driving business across the Middle East and Africa region, with a special focus on UAE in the short term. The company is looking to bring open source solutions to markets in the region and to enhance its total customer and partner experience.
Michel Isnard, vice president, Southern Europe, Middle East and Africa, Red Hat said, “Lee joins us at the time when we have several key initiatives to implement in the region. We are keen to grow our business with key customer accounts, develop our channel eco-system – particularly in the field of middleware and cloud, and lay the groundwork for expansion into new geographies. Having served in high-level managerial roles at leading global IT organizations, Lee is the right candidate to lead the team as we execute on our strategic plan.”
Appointed as General Manager Lee Miles, said, “I am very excited to join Red Hat. As an IT veteran, I am very aware of Red Hat’s brand and reputation. The company plans to invest in the ecosystem and its people in the region. Our broad range of leading software solutions enables us to offer a very strong value proposition to businesses in the region. I look forward to helping guide Red Hat’s business by driving synergy between our technical, sales, professional services, channel and marketing teams.”