Sophos has appointed Sharon Evelyn Ombongi as country manager for Kenya. In her new role, Ombongi will drive the company’s strategic business growth in the country.

Based in Nairobi, Ombongi brings more than 12 years of experience in the IT industry to Sophos.

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Prior to joining Sophos, she was the country manager for Symantec for East Africa, where she was responsible for developing partner and end customer markets. Ombongi has also led enterprise sales for brands like Oracle, Cisco, Checkpoint, EMC, VMware, and Hitachi at various distribution companies she worked for in East Africa.

“Kenya is one of the fastest growing markets for Sophos in Africa and we have an aggressive expansion plan for the country,” said Harish Chib, vice president, Middle East and Africa, Sophos.

“We are excited to welcome Sharon to lead our operations in Kenya. She is a well-known executive within the East African IT industry. With her in-depth knowledge and expertise in IT security, Sharon is an ideal fit to lead our business strategy for Kenya and drive Sophos’ growth in the country.”

“IT security remains a highly challenging and complex area for East African organizations. Rapid digitization in the region has given rise to many connected devices and therefore new technology vulnerabilities cybercriminals could potentially exploit. With this shift, regional companies have realized that traditional security solutions are no longer enough to keep them ahead of today’s complex threats and they need to adopt a cybersecurity system for protection,” said Ombongi.

“Sophos is well poised to capitalize on this demand with its innovative synchronized security technology. I am thrilled to join the company that is delivering advanced, next generation cybersecurity solutions.” she added. 

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