Toufic Derbass serves as the Managing Director for the Middle East, Turkey, and Africa at Kaspersky. He is responsible for leading the company’s regional business strategy and make impactful efforts that align with Kaspersky’s global mission to build a safer world. As part of his role, Toufic is committed to build stronger relations with regional governments, and promote the company’s award-winning products and services to maintain Kaspersky’s position as a cybersecurity leader in the region.
Prior to joining Kaspersky, he held the position of Managing Director at OpenText/Microfocus where he was pivotal to the growth of several business verticals including hybrid IT, DevOps, and app modernization. He also held key sales and business positions at HP, HPE Software, and SAP, and was responsible to expand the business by forging strategic partnerships and leveraging the reach of the channel ecosystem. His track record underscores a commitment to customer and partner success, in addition to his extensive professional network comprising CXOs, business leaders, and technology decision-makers.
Toufic holds a Bachelor’s degree in Engineering, specializing in Computer and Communication Engineering from the American University of Beirut. He upholds principles of transparency, respect, and leadership excellence in his work.
Rashed Al Momani
Rashed Al Momani
Rashed shoulders the responsibility of building national capabilities and nurturing a skilled, future-ready cybersecurity talent in the countries under his region. He also works along with Kaspersky customers and partners to amplify efforts to increase the level of cybersecurity awareness.
Before Kaspersky Rashed worked in multiple IT companies across the Middle East region. He joined Kaspersky in 2015 as an Account Manager in Qatar. He has advanced through holding leadership positions within the Sales & Marketing Department, and successfully managed multiple national projects.
Rashed is a graduate of the University of Jordan majoring in computer science.
Mohamad Hashem heads Kaspersky’s operations in Saudi Arabia and Bahrain. He is responsible for strengthening Kaspersky’s business as well as enhancing its ability to deliver innovative solutions that are aligned with the market’s requirements for both private and public entities.
Mohamad carries over 17 years of sales experience focused on information technology and telecommunications. Prior to joining Kaspersky, he held strategic managerial positions in Bluecoat systems, Trend Micro and Computerlinks where he was in charge of analyzing and identifying the business needs for various sectors.
Mohamad holds a Master degree in Systems and Network Engineering from Vinnytsia National Technical University.
Emad is responsible for managing and guiding a team of system engineers with the sole objective of supporting and growing Kaspersky’s enterprise business in the region. He oversees large strategic projects with direct involvement in planning, designing and consulting activities of complex solutions across the Middle East, Turkey and Africa.
Emad carries more than 18 years of IT experience and has a demonstrated track record working in the domain of cyber security for over 12 years. He has a Master’s degree in Information Systems Management from the University of Liverpool.
Samer Malak heads the channel business for Kaspersky in the Middle East, Turkey and Africa region. He is responsible for strengthening Kaspersky’s channel operations across the region , working with channel partners to help support their end users to manage their Cybersecurity strategies with next generation solutions.
Samer has more than 18 years of IT experience and has worked across different market ecosystems in multiple capacities covering cybersecurity, end-users computing, as well as cloud computing. Samer has previous experience working for Citrix, Symantec, McAfee and Cisco.