Wycliffe Selebwa leaves Oracle, now leads Hitachi Vantara operations in East Africa

After its rebranding from Hitachi Data Systems (HDS) to Hitachi Vantara, the wholly owned subsidiary of Hitachi has appointed Wycliffe Selebwa as its East Africa Regional Director.

As part of his new role, Selebwa is expected to work closely together with the firm’s sales teams and other stakeholders to drive incremental revenue and market share in East Africa. He will also play an important part in helping clients to leverage Hitachi Vantara’s broad portfolio of solutions to influence business outcomes.

“This is an important chapter in Hitachi Vantara’s development as it strategically aligns its operations and strengthens its technology and IoT offerings, and we are confident that Wycliffe will be a valuable addition to the business as it moves forward,” said Alexander Jenewein, Hitachi Vantara’s GM and MD for Sub-Saharan Africa.

Prior to joining Hitachi Vantara, Selebwa was the Sales Director of Oracle’s Cloud Infrastructure in East Africa. In this role, which he held for over four-and-a -half years, he was responsible for the entire Oracle systems portfolio sales – Servers, Storage, Engineered Systems, Networking – across the wider East Africa region. The position also meant that he was accountable for top line, bottom line, market share and customer satisfaction.

His 15 years of experience in the technology industry also includes a seven-year stint as Managing Director and Enterprise Business Lead at Hewlett Packard (HP) as well as two years spent managing distribution for Microsoft in Southern and Eastern Africa.

“I am extremely excited to take on this new role with Hitachi Vantara and look forward to driving consistent and sustainable growth and profitability within the region. By focusing on helping customers to reap the full benefits of Hitachi’s entire solutions portfolio, I believe we can help them to exceed the expectations of both their customers and stakeholders,” said Selebwa. “The East Africa market boasts of tremendous growth in the IT space with all the vendors fighting for significant market share and growing their customer bases. Hitachi will capitalize on its broad products and solution portfolio to stay ahead of the pack”.

Selebwa took over as the East Africa Regional Director of Hitachi Vantara in November this year.

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