Netskope names Raphael Bousquet as senior vice-president EMEA and LATAM

New Netskope appointment Bousquet will manage sales and field teams across several of the company’s fastest-growing regions, contributing to global growth efforts and supporting customer demand for Secure Access Service Edge (SASE) architecture.

Bousquet brings over 20 years’ worth of deep knowledge of security and networking technologies, the channel partner ecosystem, cloud, SaaS, Zero-Trust solutions, and go-to-market strategy to Netskope, most recently serving as vice-president, EMEA South, Israel & Alps at Palo Alto Networks.

At Palo Alto, Bousquet successfully grew revenues and teams by more than 600%, over a five-year period.

Prior to this, he served for 15 years in sales leadership and management roles at Cisco, in the United States and Europe, including client executive, and sales director for enterprise & public sector.

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“I have observed how quickly Netskope has established itself as a leader both in vision and execution, and heard first-hand from customers and top analysts alike that the combination of timing, solution, and culture is unmatched among other security and networking companies going after the massive SASE opportunity,” said new Netskope senior vice-president, Bousquet.

“The demand for the Netskope Security Cloud as part of a proper SASE architecture is at an all-time high in EMEA and LATAM. I am very excited to be joining Netskope on this next stage of the growth journey.”

Dave Peranich, president, go-to-market at Netskope, commented: “Netskope serves many of the largest and most impactful organisations in the world, including over 30 of the Fortune 100, with the most complete SASE solution in the industry.

“We are very excited to bring an exceptional sales leader of Raphaël’s widely-acknowledged calibre to drive this next phase of growth in EMEA and LATAM.”

Recent growth

Netskope recently attracted $300 million in new investment, achieving a post-money valuation of $7.5 billion, on top of rapid growth in what analysts estimate to be a $30 billion total addressable market by 2024.

In addition, the SASE provider is looking to continue its expansion of NewEdge Security Private Cloud coverage worldwide, including EMEA and LATAM, aiming to offer carrier-grade connectivity and real-time, inline security services, allowing security to be deployed at the edge when and where needed.

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