Vertiv, a global provider of critical digital infrastructure and continuity solutions, announced the appointment of a new managing director for Africa. Vertiv has promoted Wojtek Piorko with immediate effect from his previous position as South East Africa regional director. The role was previously held by Pierre Havenga, who will be leaving Vertiv at the end of June after 12 years as a strategic leader in the region.

As managing director for Vertiv Africa, Piorko will drive business growth and market penetration, as well as orders, revenue and profitability targets. He will manage, coordinate and optimize the commercial activity within the region, balancing the entire portfolio to increase customer satisfaction within Africa, while implementing the go-to-market strategy in coordination with the various functional leaders.

Piorko will provide regional leadership to the sales, service, operations and technical solutions teams, as well as to finance, HR, IT, legal and marketing, to engender a cohesive Africa team and deliver on Vertiv's ambitions in the region.

Piorko began his career with Vertiv in 2001 as a sales manager in Poland & the Baltics, Ukraine and Belarus. He completed his studies at the Technical University of Warsaw in the faculty of Mechanics, Robotics and Aeronautical Engineering. He brings more than 25 years of technical and management experience working across various sectors, including telecom and IT.

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