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Gorilla Corporation appoints William Oduol as regional CEO


ICT firm Gorilla Corporation has announced its expansion into the Middle East and Africa (MEA) market with the appointment of former Westcon-Comstor Group Africa CEO, William Oduol to lead its charge.

The appointment of Mr. Oduol as Regional President for MEA, will strengthen the company’s multi-country plan at a time when business is increasingly becoming virtual.

The new regional headquarter has been opened in Cape Town, South Africa with a local office in Nairobi, Kenya, to meet the demand of rapid growth. William is an experienced technology leader and brings more than 25 years of industry expertise to this role.

He has held senior leadership roles driving partner and distribution excellence, with many of the world’s most recognized brands, Westcon-Comstor, Microsoft, Safaricom among others.

“This year has been characterized by increased demand for Gorilla solutions, services, and technologies, which are now available to customers and partners across Americas, Europe, MEA and APAC regions,” said Carlo Tortora Brayda, President & CEO, Gorilla Corporation.

“This expansion is in line with our strategy of expanding into the emerging markets that are expected to yield significant cost and revenue synergies. In Mr Oduol, we have the right leader with the political capital, cultural experience and channel sales expertise in the region to drive our expansion and closely support our clients.”

Mr. Tortora Brayda further said that the expansion acknowledges Gorilla’s resilience and the potential of the Middle East and Africa.

“In Africa alone, McKinseys predicts $5.6 trillion dollars in business opportunities by the year 2025. Gorilla Corporation is bracing to meet the demands for technology growth in this lucrative and complex region. This move demonstrates that our capabilities are in high demand by technology vendors despite the pandemic.”

“This is an important move for Gorilla Corporation which has established a global reputation in IT channel marketing and sales for top technology vendors in the fields of hyper converged data center, cloud, and cyber security,” said Mr. Oduol.

“This expansion into this fast-growing but under-served market will allow us to create better value at a time when margins are tight for most business whilst aiming to meet increased demand for software defined cloud solutions. Our long-term strategy in MEA is focused on optimizing cloud as a game changer for technology vendors and their channel partners. This in-market presence will position us to reach that goal.”

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