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Palo Alto appoints new CEO for EMEA and LATAM

Former CEO of Orange Business Services says he will draw on his experience of being a Palo Alto partner

Palo Alto Networks sign at the Company headquarters in Silicon Valley

Global cyber security firm Palo Alto Networks has announced the appointment of Helmut Reisinger to the position of CEO for Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA) and Latin America (LATAM).

A renowned international business leader, Reisinger will work closely with Palo Alto president BJ Jenkins to drive the acceleration of its growth strategy, the firm said. He will also join CEO and Chairman Nikesh Arora’s management team.

"Helmut is a visionary executive who I've known as both a global business leader and close partner to our company," Arora commented. "Given the recent rapid growth of the worldwide cybersecurity market, we see significant opportunities to accelerate our international business.

“Working together with BJ, Helmut's relentless focus on the customer and understanding of the international business ecosystem will help us drive our robust EMEA business to future growth, while developing our growing Latin American business."

Reisinger joins the company having previously been CEO of Orange Business Services, where he led 28,000 employees supporting the digital transformation of enterprise customers around the world. Prior to that, he held leadership positions across Europe at Avaya, NextiraOne Germany, and Alcatel Austria.

"Helmut brings a deep understanding of our markets in EMEA and beyond, coupled with a strong track record of supporting the global enterprise with business-critical cyber security solutions," said Palo Alto president BJ Jenkins.

Reisinger said his experience of being a Palo Alto partner has given him valuable insight into how the company is tackling cyber security needs.

"I am excited to join Palo Alto Networks' extraordinary leadership team at what is a critical time for the cyber security industry," he said. "As a long-time partner, I've had the privilege of seeing first-hand how Palo Alto Networks' continuous innovation is answering organisations' cyber security needs with its unique end-to-end, cloud- and platform-based approach.

“As demand to protect corporate and essential data escalates amid a growing threat landscape, there's no company better positioned to address these challenges around the globe."

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