Data management and cloud storage solutions provider NetApp has appointed Morne Bekker as the new South African Country Manager and District Manager for the SADC Region.
Mr. Bekker brings to the company a wealth of experience in the IT industry, Morne will be responsible for all NetApp business across the Southern African region. His responsibilities will include the development and execution of sales and channel strategies, expanding the NetApp customer base, local skills development and enhancing the partner and alliances ecosystem.
Having started his career in the auditing profession, Morne’s entrepreneurial spirit soon took over, which quickly directed him to the IT space. Within that capacity, Morne spent several years within senior positions at Internet Solutions, Datacentrix and Hewlett Packard.
Through those encounters, Morne developed a proven track record of sales achievements and experience as a systems integrator within various industries, including financial services, manufacturing, public sector, utilities and telecoms amongst others.
Morne holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree in Internal Auditing from the University of Pretoria and has studied towards a Higher Diploma in Computer Auditing from the University of the Witwatersrand. His passions include golf (scratch golfer and past Captain of The Country Club Johannesburg), cricket, tennis and the outdoors.