HP Middle East, Turkey, and East Africa has appointed Vishnu Taimni as the new managing director for the region effective February 1, 2021.

In his new role, Taimni will be responsible for managing and growing HP’s Personal Systems, Printing, Industrial Graphics and 3D printing businesses in the Middle East, Turkey and East Africa.  He will also overlook the educational activities by HP in the region. 

He replaces Mathew Thomas, who has made the personal decision to leave the company to focus on personal and professional pursuits.   

Commenting on his appointment, Taimni said: ‘Over the last year technology has proven to be essential, keeping people productive and allowing us to continue working, learning, entertaining and communicating. I’m excited to lead HP business in the region of huge potential.’   

With over 20 years’ experience in the industry, Vishnu has held a series of progressively senior management roles, including most recently print category lead for the Middle East, Africa and Eastern Europe markets, and before that, head of Home Printing Solutions in the EMEA region.  

Earlier in his career, Vishnu was general manager for HP’s Personal Printing Systems Group in the Middle East, Mediterranean and Africa. He has also served as HP’s consumer channel director in India, apart from several management roles in South and East Africa between 2008 and 2010.   

Vishnu’s career began with Compaq’s Computing Category division in 2000, which later merged with Hewlett-Packard in 2002.

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