Palo Alto Networks has announced the appointment of Helmut Reisinger to the position of CEO for Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA) and Latin America (LATAM).
An internationally recognized business leader, as CEO of Orange Business Services, Reisinger led a global organization of 28,000 employees supporting the digital transformation of enterprise customers around the world. Before joining Orange Business Services in 2007, Reisinger held leadership positions across Europe at Avaya Inc, NextiraOne Germany and Alcatel Austria.
Reisinger will work closely with Palo Alto Networks’ President BJ Jenkins to drive the acceleration of the company’s global growth strategy, and will join 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.”
“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 organizations’ 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.”
“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.”
Reisinger holds a Ph.D. from Vienna University for Economics and Business (WU), and speaks English, French, German and Spanish.