MEA Tec has named Wael Handous as Managing Director, who is said to be tasked with mapping the company’s business strategy and implementing it to transform the business into a future ready enterprise, the region’s first Managed Security Service Distributor (MSSD) that provides end-to-end cyber security solutions.
He will onboard large managed security service providers and system integrators from his Network sphere to make the transition. Mr Handous 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.
“We will enter Cyber security market segments to fill gaps with services such as Email authentication, EDR and Big Data Translation to name a few. We have resources on 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 UK. MEA Tec embodies the axiom ‘Think global, act local’. The company have 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,” explained Mr Handous.
Mr Handous 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 cyber security businesses for the past twelve years, having worked in senior management in four of the largest distributors in the region and also with smaller firms to undertake the challenge of growth and expansion.
Although business development has been his forte he has completed several technical certifications. A graduate of Lebanese American University, Mr Handous 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.