12 Apr Saudi Arabia office of Vectra AI adds senior hire for growth markets
Global leader in AI-driven threat detection and response, Vectra AI, has made a significant senior hire in appointing Taj El-khayat as Managing Director for Growth Markets.
Taj has more than two decades of experience bringing high-value technology platforms and solutions to market through a keen eye for the future of digitisation and human support. At Vectra, Taj will build on the company’s presence in Southern Europe, Middle East, Turkey and North Africa, and continued commitment to serving the need for resilient threat detection and response technologies within the regions.
Willem Hendrickx, Chief Revenue Officer at Vectra, said: “With digital transformation skyrocketing in both Southern Europe & METNA, we are thrilled to welcome Taj to the Vectra team as we support a growing number of customers.
“Our platform secures organisations against the modern threat landscape by fitting the unique needs of any cloud or on-prem environment, an invaluable tool with ransomware attacks like Okta, Nvidia and RagnarLocker making recent headlines. Taj will be instrumental to our growth strategy in these key regions and beyond.”
Taj will be responsible for driving growth for Vectra AI as it looks to continue building on its global leadership in AI. The company currently holds six global offices, including a Middle East base in Riyadh in Saudi Arabia.
Taj El-khayat, Managing Director for Growth Markets at Vectra AI, said: “Momentum and demand for advanced threat detection and response in this region has accelerated exponentially, as enterprises face a mounting number of new threats and risks.
“With Vectra’s leadership in security technology and customer service as well as a talented pool of security experts, the company is uniquely positioned to help organisations in this region protect their critical infrastructure and most valuable assets, and I am looking forward to leading and executing our market penetration strategy in this region along with our Vectra Channel Ecosystems and the Vectra teams in the region.”