Tech Data Announces Changes to its European Organisation

Tech Data Europe today announced changes to its European organisation which will enable the distributor to optimise the business efficiency of its central resources and specialist divisions whilst enhancing the support for its country operations.

As a result of Tech Data’s acquisition strategy in Europe and the diversification of its distribution business, a new European Executive Board (EEB) has been formed to represent the company’s technology areas and country and business operations. The EEB will drive the strategic direction of the company’s European operations and ensure it takes advantage of the growth opportunities that exist in both its traditional IT business, its specialist divisions and its services.

In addition, to provide greater focus and consistency in execution, the European country operations have been divided between two Regional Senior Vice Presidents. One will be led by Andy Gass who will be responsible for the following country operations: UK & Ireland, France, Belgium, The Netherlands, Italy, Spain and Portugal. The other will be led by Jonas Elmgren who will have responsibility for Sweden, Norway, Finland, Denmark, Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Poland and Czech. Both Regional Senior Vice Presidents will report into Néstor Cano, President, Europe.

“The formation of an EEB and two regional operations will enable the company to be even more efficient and agile in its decision making at a strategic level, while allowing us to benefit from the strength and experience of country managers in their own markets,” said Néstor Cano, President, Europe. “These changes are consistent with our major business goals and provide our country operations with the opportunity to take full advantage of the technology areas in which we operate, utilising our existing pan-European infrastructure and resources, whilst they focus on excellence in execution in sales and marketing to develop and grow our business.”