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Palo Alto Networks appoints Reisinger as CEO of EMEA and LATAM

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Palo Alto Networks has appointed Helmut Reisinger as it new CEO of Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA) and Latin America (LATAM).

Reisinger enters the role having previously served as CEO of Orange Business Services. During his tenure Reisinger led a global organisation of 28,000 employees supporting the digital transformation of enterprise customers around the world. Prior to this, Reisinger held leadership positions across Europe at Avaya, NextiraOne Germany and Alcatel Austria.

"I am excited to join Palo Alto Networks' extraordinary leadership team at what is a critical time for the cybersecurity industry," said Reisinger.

"As a longtime partner, I've had the privilege of seeing firsthand how Palo Alto Networks' continuous innovation is answering organisations' cybersecurity needs with its unique end-to-end, cloud- and platform-based approach. As demand to protect corporate and essential data escalates amid a growing threat landscape, there's no company better positioned to address these challenges around the globe."

In this new role, Reisinger will work closely with the company's president BJ Jenkins to drive the acceleration of the company's global growth strategy as well as joining CEO and chairman Nikesh Arora's management team. 

"Helmut is a visionary executive who I've known as both a global business leader and close partner to our company," said Arora.

"Given the recent rapid growth of the worldwide cybersecurity market, we see significant opportunities to accelerate our international business. Working together with BJ, Helmut's relentless focus on the customer and understanding of the international business ecosystem will help us drive our robust EMEA business to future growth, while developing our growing Latin American business."

"Helmut brings a deep understanding of our markets in EMEA and beyond, coupled with a strong track record of supporting the global enterprise with business-critical cybersecurity solutions," said Jenkins. "I look forward to working together to accelerate our go-to-market efforts around EMEA and LATAM."

The news follows Palo Alto Networks' joining the Nasdaq-100 Index, home to the top 100 largest domestic and international non-financial companies on the Nasdaq exchange based on market capitalisation, at the time Arora said:

"The inclusion of Palo Alto Networks in the Nasdaq-100 further affirms our transformation into the cybersecurity partner of choice for organisations worldwide. As businesses and governments tackle digital transformation and rapid cloud adoption amid growing threats, Palo Alto Networks' continuous innovation across network security, cloud security, and security operations is helping them prepare for what's next. We are proud to join other great companies on the Nasdaq-100 - among them many of our customers and partners."

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