Bethwel Opil has been appointed as the Enterprise Sales Manager for Kaspersky Lab in Kenya.
According to the cyber security firm the appointment will see Opil continue to support and grow strong market alignment for the Kaspersky Lab brand locally with particular focus on the East African region.
In this role, Opil is responsible and focused on growing Kaspersky Lab Enterprise solutions and services to partner and customers in Kenya, Tanzania, Rwanda, Ethiopia, Uganda and Burundi, the company stated.
Opil said, "Our focus is turning our expertise into effective solutions and services to help customers protect what's most important to them. There is still a lot of improvement needed in the area of cybersecurity in this fast-developing region, so together with our local partners, we will work to raise awareness about cyberthreats – cementing Kaspersky Lab as a leader in enterprise cybersecurity solutions and services in East Africa."
In a statement issued by the company, Opil is said to have been involved in the technology and cyber security sector for 16 years.
"In fact, Opil was instrumental in launching Kaspersky's operation in East Africa as the Channel Sales Manager, a position he held for 4 years. Opil brings a wealth of knowledge and insight into the dynamics and strategies required to ensure that Kaspersky Lab continues to penetrate the B2B and B2C cybersecurity market in East Africa. Opil has held various sales leadership positions in the industry with a strong focus on planning, development and implementation of effective sales and marketing programs in Africa. Additionally, having previously worked at Westcon East Africa, Opil has strong operations, sales and channel expertise," the company added.
Kaspersky Lab's Kenya office has been in operation since 2012 and has become a market territory that is a critical component of Kaspersky Lab's Africa roadmap.