HP Inc. Middle East, Turkey, and East Africa, today announced Vishnu Taimni as new Managing Director for the region effective February 1st. Mr. Taimni will be responsible for managing and growing HP’s Personal Systems, Printing, industrial graphics and 3D printing businesses in the Middle East, Turkey and East Africa, as well as focusing on numerous education activities that HP drives in the region. Mr. Taimni replaces Mathew Thomas, who has made the personal decision to leave the company to focus on personal and then other professional pursuits.
Speaking about the announcement, Charl Snyman, VP and Managing Director of HP Inc. in the Middle East, Africa and Eastern Europe, said, “We are pleased to welcome Mr. Taimni to the new regional role. Vishnu has been at the firm for the past 20 years and has an exceptional understanding of the organization, our business strategy and approach to sustainable development.”
“Over the last year technology has proven to be essential, keeping people productive and allowing us to continue working, learning, entertaining and communicating. I’m excited to lead HP business in the region of huge potential”, – commented Vishnu Taimni on his new role.
With over 20 years’ experience in the technology industry, Vishnu has held a series of progressively senior management roles, including most recently Print Category Lead for the Middle East, Africa and Eastern Europe markets, and before that, Head of Home Printing Solutions in EMEA region.
Earlier in his career Vishnu was General Manager for HP’s Personal Printing Systems Group in Middle East, Mediterranean and Africa. He has also served as HP’s Consumer Channel Director in India, and between 2008 and 2010 he held various management roles and responsibilities in South and East Africa.
Vishnu’s career began with Compaq’s Computing Category division in 2000, which later merged with Hewlett-Packard in 2002.