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NetApp appoints José Manuel Petisco as Vice President for EEMI


NetApp has appointed José Manuel Petisco as the new VP for the EEMI region, which includes Eastern Europe, Middle East & Africa, Spain, Portugal, and Latin America. With over 30 years of experience in the information technology sector, he takes on this new responsibility after serving as the General Manager of NetApp Iberia since 2022, and previously as the Cloud Director of NetApp for Ibero-America since joining the company in 2021.

In his new role, Petisco will oversee the implementation of NetApp’s global strategy in key regions for the company, focusing on digital transformation and the adoption of new platforms with intelligent data infrastructures for private and public cloud environments. He will work closely with the organization’s customers and partners to drive growth, profitability, and digitalization of businesses.

“During my years at NetApp, I have been fortunate to work at the forefront of digital transformation, collaborating closely with teams and customers to implement innovative solutions in data management and cloud services. My goal in this new role is undoubtedly to continue driving NetApp’s leadership in these strategic regions. I appreciate the trust placed in me for this role and I am eager to collaborate with our talented team, valuable partners, and customers to achieve new levels of success and excellence,” said José Manuel Petisco.

According to Giovanna Sangiorgi, Senior Vice President of NetApp EMEA and LATAM, “Jose Petisco has led the business in Iberia and get Spain to climb the ladder and get to the top ranking. He inherits a strong legacy and I’m fully confident that with the support of the strong leadership team built so far and his experience and trajectory, he will continue to deliver growth and add value to our customers’ and partners’ business in this Area.”

Prior to joining NetApp, Petisco had a long career at Cisco, where he held various management positions in Sales, Marketing, and Business Development, both in Spain and Europe, for 19 years. His extensive experience also includes positions of responsibility at companies such as 3Com, Alcatel, Ericsson, and Veritas.

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