McAfee has named Craig Hockley as its new regional director for South Africa and Sub-Saharan Africa. Hockley will be responsible for business strategy and development as well as extending the company’s influence across the region.
Hockley, who most recently served as general manager at Dimension Data, has extensive experience in the South African region, with more than 22 years of experience in hardware, software, data centers and IT infrastructure.
“As the world becomes increasingly connected, IT security becomes increasingly relevant to both business and consumers,” Hockley explained. “New applications are opened up almost daily to diverse individual users, making it nearly impossible for businesses to survive in isolation. The Internet has simultaneously created massive business opportunities and considerable exposure to risk. In light of this, security has become critical, and with its established and broad IT security solutions offering, McAfee is well positioned to enable everyone, from consumers to the largest businesses and governments alike, to move forward in a security connected world.”
Prior to his work with Dimension Data, Hockley held various positions at IBM SWG. He says he chose to join McAfee because of his desire to perform work that will make a difference at a company with strong potential.