Akamai appoints Hans Nipshagen to drive EMEA channel strategy

Today, varying network connectivity, device types, and screen sizes provide serious challenges to businesses looking to engage customers.

As such, Akamai, the cloud services provider, has announced the appointment of Hans Nipshagen to the role of head of EMEA channels and alliances.

In his new role, Nipshagen will drive Akamai’s EMEA channel strategy, with a particular focus on growing Akamai’s regional partner programme and sales growth.

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“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,” Nipshagen said. “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.”

This is not Nipshagen’s first role tole with Akami; he’s spent several years with the firm in a variety of roles. Most recently, he was a regional sales leader in driving growth in Eastern Europe, Middle East and Africa. He is also the managing director of Akamai Benelux.

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Nipshagen is based in Amsterdam and was the first Akamai employee in Benelux, successfully growing the business in the region and building its local channel partner network.

Before Akamai, Nipshagen worked with a range of major international carriers including Verizon and UUNET. He has more than twenty years of industry experience, and an excellent track record as a sales leader, having previously managed the enterprise sales organisation of Verizon in The Netherlands. He is experienced in working with multi-channel sales strategies and working with a broad set of partners across diverse cultures.

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Andrew Ross

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