Alan Turnley-Jones has been appointed as Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Dimension Data Middle East and Africa (MEA), replacing current CEO Werner Kapp, who will leave the company on 30 June 2022 after 22 years at the firm.
Alan joined the firm in 1999 and has served as the lead for the company’s Managed Cloud and Infrastructure Services since 2021 and has been at the firm in various leadership roles in his 23-year tenure and is best suited to replace current CEO Werner Kapp. Kapp oversaw the globalisation ambitions of parent company NTT Ltd during his term.
“Since our commitment to the MEA region last year, we have made great strides in delivering on a strong digital backbone through our award-winning network services, multi cloud solutions and edge computing capabilities,” said Abhijit Dubey, Group CEO of NTT Ltd, “Alan’s entry into this role will continue to ensure that we deliver the right innovation and transformation strategies for our clients in the region. His experience across industries, managed services and digital transformation will support the region’s growth ambitions and deliver on NTT’s global business strategy in MEA.”
In line with the succession plans of the business, Kapp will complete a handover to the incoming CEO to ensure a smooth transition.
“Any new chapter is always an exciting one, I am honoured to take the reins from Werner who leaves the business in a strategically strong position. I am optimistic that as the new CEO, my team and I will continue to drive the execution of our strategy that will see Dimension Data realise the global ambitions set by NTT and our group CEO,” says Turnley-Jones.’