- 25  February  2014

Cryptomathic has strengthened its position in the Middle East and Africa (MEA) with the appointment of Amru Kotb as Senior Vice President. Amru will be responsible for spearheading Cryptomathic's business in the region and providing local support for the growing MEA client base.

With customers in many Middle Eastern countries such as Kuwait, Qatar, Saudi Arabia and UAE, as well as in Africa in Cameroon, Ethiopia, Ivory Coast and South Africa, Cryptomathic is dedicated to increasing its footprint and improving customer support by applying region specific resources. Amru's competence and experience in the security sector, which was gained from roles at leading global technology companies including Avery Dennison MEA and Giesecke & Devrient MENA, will be key to achieving these goals.

Amru brings 20 years' of expertise in delivering large-scale ID and public key infrastructure projects to banks and governments alike. He will primarily be responsible for supporting the needs of Cryptomathic's existing and vastly expanding, customer base. Additionally, Amru will identify and build strong relationships with regional partners, boosting corporate visibility and service offerings.

Speaking about his appointment, Amru comments: "Cryptomathic is highly respected and well-known within the e-security market. I had the pleasure of working alongside the company through industry association commitment in my early career and have long admired its innovative nature and progressive approach to e-security. I look forward to applying my experience from finance and government and putting my knowledge of working across different cultures and locations to good use to increase Cryptomathic's MEA activities. The region is one of the fastest growing and with its pioneering and market leading solutions, Cryptomathic is well positioned to match key customer requirements and establish longstanding partner relationships".

"Over 50 organisations in MEA have adopted Cryptomathic solutions, many of which are high profile banks and national governments," adds Morten Landrock, Cryptomathic's Executive Vice President EMEA. "As our customer-base continues to expand we felt the time was right to devote dedicated and highly experienced staff, who possess local market knowledge, such as the ability to speak Arabic, to manage the region and best support the needs of our customers. We're delighted to have Amru join our team."

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