Industry veteran to head Dell in SA - TechCentral

Industry veteran to head Dell in SA

Doug Woolley

Doug Woolley

Technology and services company Dell has appointed Doug Woolley as GM of its South African business, replacing the long-serving Stewart van Graan, who is moving into an expanded role as enterprise solutions GM for emerging markets in Europe, the Middle East and Africa (Emea).

Woolley is an IT industry veteran, with a 20-year career in the sector. Most recently, Woolley worked at Business Connexion in a group executive role. He is a previous CEO of distribution business AxizWorkgroup. He started his career at Workgroup Systems, the first distributor of Microsoft products in South Africa, later moving to Datatec and then Siltek.

Dell Emea emerging markets vice-president and GM Michael Collins said South Africa is a key market for Dell and one of the company’s top 10 global growth countries.

Although many people still think of the now privately held Dell as a PC company, it has in fact diversified substantially in recent years and, following the 2009 acquisition of Perot Systems, now has a large enterprise services business.  — (c) 2015 NewsCentral Media

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