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Akamai appoints new head of EMEA channels and alliances

Hans Nipshagen will be responsible for EMEA channel strategy

Akamai has appointed Hans Nipshagen as head of EMEA channels and alliances.

Nipshagen will be responsible for the Cloud delivery platform provider’s EMEA channel strategy to drive sales growth.

With more than 20 years of industry experience, Nipshagen previously served as the company’s regional sales leader in EMEA. Prior to this he worked for a range of international carriers including Verizon and UUNET.

Nipshagen said: “As more and more businesses realise that the future of the internet is at the edge, there has never been more opportunities for channel organisations to drive business with a company like Akamai.

“I’m excited for the opportunity to build on the collaboration between Akamai, local partners and customers to drive our channel ecosystem forward.

“Strong security protection is at the core of Akamai’s channel portfolio and is one of the fundamentals of business, so being able to combine our platform with the insight of local partners will help us all to deliver the best results for our customers.”