Toshiba Promotes Varghese to MEA Assistant General Manager
Toshiba Computer Systems Middle East has promoted Santosh Varghese to Assistant General Manager for the Middle East and Africa. Supporting the regional general manager, Varghese will focus on effective business and product planning activities for the MEA region.
“Santosh Varghese has been with Toshiba for four years, and over this period, he has proven great loyalty to the Toshiba brand and commitment to developing marketing programs which have helped Toshiba maintain around 20 percent notebook market share,” said Ahmed Khalil, general manager, Toshiba Computer Systems Division, Middle East and Africa. “Santosh is a great asset to Toshiba and will no doubt help the company towards even greater successes in his new role.”
Varghese moves into the newly created role from his position as Toshiba’s Regional Sales and Marketing Manager, under which he was responsible for the sales and marketing activities for the GCC, in particular Bahrain, Kuwait, Qatar, Oman and the UAE.
“Toshiba Computer Systems’ substantial growth in the Middle East and Africa over the past few years has given us the opportunity to appoint local sales and marketing experts in countries that are important to the ongoing success of the brand,” said Khalil.
“Santosh’s experience in the region and his knowledge of Toshiba will enable him to ensure the continuity of management support for all our representatives and network partners in the Middle East and Africa.”
Varghese holds a bachelor’s degree in communication and electronics engineering from the University of Bharathiar in South India. Before joining Toshiba, he was Channel Manager and Product Manager for Intel Servers at the Emirates Technology Company (EMITAC), where he was responsible for providing technical pre-sales support to the storage reseller channel and direct sales force and for technical pre-sales support to the reseller channel.
“This is a tremendous opportunity and I am looking forward to further strengthening Toshiba’s position as a leading vendor for Notebook Computers in MEA”, said Varghese.
The Computer Systems Division of Toshiba Europe GmbH is a leading vendor for mobile computing solutions - latest Q3 IDC figures position it in the leading position for notebooks sales in the Middle East. Headquartered in Neuss, Germany, the Computer Systems Division of Toshiba Europe GmbH is a wholly owned subsidiary of the Toshiba Corporation, the world's eighth-largest computer and electronics company. Toshiba Corporation is a leader in information and communications systems, electronic components, consumer products and power systems. The company's integration of these wide-ranging capabilities assures its position as an innovator in advanced components, products and systems.