MADRID - NetApp, a global cloud-led, data-centric software company, has just appointed Jordi Botifoll, as the new Vice President of the newly created Iberoamerica region.
The appointment of a leader with Botifoll's experience, accumulated during his more than 20 years driving Cisco's business in different parts of the world shows the thrust of NetApp's cloud strategy at a key moment for the digital transformation of companies and organizations all over the world, and its ability to attract the best management talent inside the industry.
The creation of the new region of Iberoamerica within NetApp, whose business is now run by Botifoll, aims to take advantage of the synergies between such well-aligned markets as Spain, Portugal and Latin America, and highlights NetApp's clear commitment to the region and its growth potential in the coming years.
"I am very excited to be part of a disruptive organization in the field of innovation and leadership, such as NetApp, and to participate in its project for the popularization of Cloud technologies, which will change the future of business in a few years," says Jordi Botifoll.
"I am delighted that Jordi is joining the NetApp team to lead such a promising market as Iberoamerica. I am convinced that, with his attitude and expertise, he will have a great impact on our organization and will help us to address in the most appropriate and effective manner our customers and partners in the region," said Alexander Wallner, Senior Vice President International at NetApp.
A style of leadership based on innovation and multiculturalism
Jordi Botifoll is one of the most internationally successful Spanish executives. During his more than 20 years at Cisco, he has been developing and implementing the strategy of this technology giant from various positions of responsibility, such as Senior Vice President for the Americas, managing 45 different countries and territories; and before that, as Senior Vice President for EMEA South and Executive Director of CISCO for Spain and Portugal. Earlier in his career, he also held positions of responsibility for the Spanish and Portuguese market in leading ICT organizations such as Lotus, IBM and Grupo Auna, part of France Telecom.
Jordi Botifoll is recognized for his leadership style based on the promotion of innovation, the creation of high-performance multicultural teams and for his efforts to build strong relationships with business and government leaders in the different geographies where he has been working. His efforts have been always focused on revolutionizing the efficiency of governments and companies, and on boosting the competitiveness of the organizations and countries in which he has been working, without forgetting social inclusion.
Botifoll’s multi-cultural leadership strategy of inclusion and diversity has been recognized externally by the Great Place to Work Institute, where Botifoll and his teams have achieved #1 & #2 IT company status across several countries in EMEA and LatAm. And in 2017 he was named ‘Top Geography Great Leader in Latin America’ by the Great Place to Work Institute.
His expertise in the IT industry, combined with his unique leadership style, has also earned him prestigious industry awards such as The Hispanic IT Executive Council’s “HITEC 50”, which brings together the 50 most influential sales leaders in the IT industry.