Amir Kanaan

Managing Director for the Middle East, Turkey and Africa, Kaspersky Lab

Amir is the Managing Director for the Middle East, Turkey and Africa at Kaspersky Lab. In his new role, Amir is responsible for strengthening Kaspersky Lab’s leadership in the region by strategically promoting the company’s vision of spreading cybersecurity awareness on a national level. While also promoting Kaspersky Lab’s award winning business and consumer products as well as the company’s Threat Intelligence services.

Amir previously held the General Manager position for the Middle East at Kaspersky Lab from 2016 to 2018; in which he played a vital role in positioning Kaspersky Lab as a market leader in its industry and have contributed greatly to the company’s growth in the region.

Amir has more than 17 years of managerial and sales experience in the field of IT Security. He subsequently headed sales departments in large IT companies such as Emirates Computers, Trend Micro and Bluecoat. Amir holds a Master’s of Science in Electrical Engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology (Atlanta, Georgia, USA).

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