DUBAI, November 16, 2011—CommScope, Inc. has named Ciaran Forde vice president of Enterprise sales for the company’s newly created Middle East and Africa (MEA) region. The company created two new regions from the former EMEA territory, one for Europe and one for Middle East and Africa. Forde, who is based in Dubai, will be responsible for leading all sales and customer relationship activities within MEA.
“I welcome this progressive move for the new MEA region,” Forde said. “Designating the Middle East and Africa as an individual business territory enables CommScope to focus on the specific demands of these markets. I am excited to take on this challenge, expand our business opportunities in the region, and fully support our customers in addressing their network requirements.”
Forde reports to Anne Marie Kenneally, who was promoted to senior vice president of Global Enterprise Sales, where she leads all of CommScope’s business enterprise sales activities around the world. She previously served as regional vice president of Enterprise sales for Europe, Middle East and Africa.
“As CommScope continues to strengthen its focus on customers and regional requirements, we recognized the need to divide the former EMEA sales region into two,” said Kenneally. “We believe Ciaran has the experience and leadership skills to achieve success in his new position. I look forward the continued development and growth of customer relationships in the Middle East and Africa.”
Forde is based in CommScope’s new Dubai office, which opened in September and combines all of the company’s Dubai employees into a single facility, enhancing teamwork and collaboration amongst the employee teams supporting all of CommScope’s businesses in the Middle East.
Forde has held several management positions within CommScope over the past 13 years. Most recently, he was managing director of sales, Enterprise, in the Middle East and Africa. He began his career in the telecommunications industry working for British Telecom and Raychem
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