MEA Tec, a technology distributor in networking and cybersecurity has announced the appointment of Wael Handous as Managing Director. Wael is tasked with mapping the company’s business strategy and implementing it to transform the business into a future-ready enterprise. He will on-board large managed security service providers and system integrators from his Network sphere to make the transition. Wael Handouts will oversee the company’s operations across the Middle East and Africa to offer clients and partners in these markets real-time local support filling niches in the market while leveraging alliances with global vendors.
Wael says “We will enter Cybersecurity market segments to fill gaps with services such as Email authentication, EDR, and Big Data Translation to name a few. We have resources on the ground that offer the entire gamut of services from global vendors. We speak the customer’s language while maintaining close links with vendors through our Alliance Manager stationed in the UK. MEA Tec embodies the axiom ‘Think global, act locally. The company has a strong lineage of 15 years and is well established with offices in Dubai, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Jordan, Lebanon Nigeria, and South Africa. MEA Tec aims to become more than a traditional distribution company, to move forward and be the market’s leading managed security service distributor.” Wael brings a wealth of experience and connections in the industry with vendors, resellers, channel partners, and industry players as well as the knowledge and expertise that will enable him to undertake the strategic initiatives set. He has been leading cybersecurity businesses for the past twelve years, having worked in senior management in four distributors in the region and also with smaller firms to undertake the challenge of growth and expansion. In his last assignment as Regional Sales Director, he was able to achieve a multiple-fold growth in revenue, size, and scope. Although business development has been his forte, Wael has completed several technical certifications. A graduate of Lebanese American University, Wael moved to Dubai in 2008 to join Advanced Virtual Technology as Regional Manager for Leader information security. The unique mix of experience in small and big firms equips him to take on the challenge of business transformation at MEA Tec.