Kaspersky Lab appoints new Enterprise Sales Manager for Africa


Bethwel Opil has been appointed as the Enterprise Sales Manager for Kaspersky Lab in Kenya.

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.

“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,” says Opil.

Opil is no stranger to the market or Kaspersky Lab, having 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.

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. As broadband infrastructure in the region continues to evolve, the opportunity for cybercriminal activity increases. As more people move towards a digital way of life, cybercriminals see the opportunity to exploit this for their own gain. It is for this very reason that Kaspersky Lab is passionate about creating awareness of IT security in the region, as well as being able to offer appropriate solutions that offer effective protection for businesses and consumers in this market.

About Kaspersky Lab

Kaspersky Lab is a global cybersecurity company which has been operating in the market for 21 years. Kaspersky Lab’s deep threat intelligence and security expertise is constantly transforming into next generation security solutions and services to protect businesses, critical infrastructure, governments and consumers around the globe. The company’s comprehensive security portfolio includes leading endpoint protection and a number of specialized security solutions and services to fight sophisticated and evolving digital threats. Over 400 million users are protected by Kaspersky Lab technologies and we help 270,000 corporate clients protect what matters most to them. Learn more at www.kaspersky.co.za.

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Nicholas Nhede is an experienced energy sector writer based in Clarion Event's Cape Town office. He has been writing for Smart Energy International’s print and online media platforms since 2015, on topics including metering, smart grids, renewable energy, the Internet of Things, distributed energy resources and smart cities. Originally from Zimbabwe, Nicholas holds a diploma in Journalism and Communication Studies. Nicholas has a passion for how technology can be used to accelerate the energy transition and combat climate change.