HP appoints new ESSN Country Manager

HP has announced the appointment of David McMurdo as Enterprise Servers, Storage and Networking (ESSN) Country Manager for HP South Africa, with immediate effect.

December 13, 2011

HP has announced the appointment of David McMurdo as Enterprise Servers, Storage and Networking (ESSN) Country Manager for HP South Africa, with immediate effect.

McMurdo has already been acting in the Country Manager role for the last three months, together with Frank van Rees, Managing Director, HP South Africa.

“Since Meg Whitman’s appointment as president and chief executive officer, one of her key focus areas has been internal promotion. This is already taking effect at regional level,” says van Rees.

“David has been successfully running the Industry Standard Servers (ISS) business unit for nearly two years and his promotion into the ESSN Country Manager role is another good example of HP’s talent management programme and providing great career opportunities for our own talented employees,” he adds.

McMurdo has been in the IT industry for over 15 years and has gained extensive experience in the hardware, software and services environment.

“This experience makes him an excellent fit for this role. He has the necessary skills and is best placed to drive growth in and gain market share for our ESSN business,” van Rees concludes.

McMurdo started his career in IT at Anglo American and then moved to Compaq. Subsequent to that, he held positions at Siemens and iSolve. Prior to joining HP, he was the Sales Manager at Faritec.

McMurdo will continue managing the ISS business unit in conjunction with his new role while he drives the process for his replacement.