Niral Patel has been appointed as Google Cloud’s regional director for Sub-Saharan Africa.
Patel will be based in Johannesburg and will be in charge of Google Cloud’s business in Sub-Saharan Africa.
Google has announced that the former Oracle SA managing director will also have overall responsibility for the company’s sales strategy and the continued development of its go-to-market sales operations.
Patel will be responsible for assisting Google Cloud customers in their growth and scale across a variety of industries.
“We have seen strong customer momentum in Africa, and companies ranging from digital natives to large corporations are coming to us to help them digitally transform and reinvent their business models,” says Abdul Rahman Al Thehaiban, Google Cloud’s Managing Director for Turkey, the Middle East, and Africa.
Patel joins Google Cloud from Oracle, where he was the Managing Director for South Africa.
Niral Patel has more than 20 years of experience in tech sales leadership. Prior to joining Oracle, Patel held positions of leadership responsibility at Microsoft, IBM, and Hitachi.
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