Research In Motion (RIM), the company behind the BlackBerry solution, announced today (26 July 2012) the appointment of Alexandra Zagury as RIM Managing Director for South Africa and Southern Africa.
Based in Johannesburg, Zagury will oversee all of RIM’s operations, sales and marketing efforts for the region.
“I am excited to be taking on the role of Managing Director for the Southern African region, one of RIM’s most important growth markets. We are proud of the company’s success in this region, particularly in South Africa where BlackBerry is the leading smartphone brand, and I believe there is still tremendous opportunity for growth,” Zagury said.
“Our goal is to maintain customer loyalty and expand RIM’s leading position in South Africa by being even more customer-focused and by working closely with our carrier and developer partners across the region.”
Zagury has been with RIM for more than four years and was RIM’s first Managing Director appointed in Turkey. Prior to moving to Istanbul, Zagury was based in the UK, where she was responsible for regional strategic planning and business operations for Europe, the Middle East and Africa.
Before joining RIM in April 2008, Zagury was at Yahoo! Europe, where she headed the UK and Pan-Euro Business Operations and Intelligence teams. Her earlier experience spans over the property, leisure, financial services and media industries in the US, Tunisia, Argentina, Korea and Poland.