Citrix appoints new EMEA vice president for networking

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Citrix has announced the appointment of Darren Fields as vice president of networking in EMEA, who will take on responsibility for the software firm’s networking business across the region.

Stepping up from his previous position of regional vice president for the United Kingdom and Ireland, Fields began his new role at the start of April and reports to Citrix’s senior vice president and managing director for EMEA Sherif Seddik.

With a company-wide vision for hybrid multi-cloud alongside intelligent workspaces, Citrix said networking continues to play a key role for the business.

“At this time of mass digitalisation, networking solutions are not only essential for reliable IT delivery and network performance optimisation, but are also crucial for delivering great employee experience,” Seddik commented.

“Darren has just the right mix of know-how and leadership in his approach to ensure Citrix continues to provide the best networking results and resource availability to our customers and partners.”

Fields joined the business back in 2017, leading the business in the UK and Ireland. Under his leadership, Citrix said sales have grown significantly during the firm’s transformation into a subscription-based business.

Prior to joining Citrix, he was also responsible for Vodafone’s Cloud and Security division in northern Europe, and previously held a number of leadership roles at Telefonica, EMC, BMC, and Xerox.

“Over the past three years, a key part of my role has been to help accelerate the Citrix growth strategy through increased cloud adoption – driving improved customer experience and a loyal partner ecosystem,” Fields commented.

“I look forward to focusing more on our core networking business as the backbone of the continued transition to the cloud of businesses across EMEA.”

Daniel Todd

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