SALUTARY! Vertiv targets African market penetration via new MD

SALUTARY! Vertiv targets African market penetration via new MD


Vertiv, a global provider of critical digital infrastructure and continuity solutions, has appointed Wojtek Piorko as its new managing director for Africa.

Piorko has been promoted from his previous position as South East Africa regional director. Pierre Havenga, who previously held the position of managing director for Africa, will be leaving Vertiv at the end of June after 12 years as strategic leader in the region.

“Wojtek joined the Middle East and Africa (MEA) team eight years ago, and during that time has gained experience in various different roles and regions, excelling in each and every challenge. I have been able to rely on him completely and no task has ever been too great or too challenging,” Havenga stated. “Wojtek has many strong leadership attributes and we applaud his focus on people. It is with great pleasure that I hand the baton to him to drive Vertiv’s Africa business to the next level.”

As managing director for Vertiv Africa, Piorko will drive business growth and market penetration, as well as orders, revenue and profitability targets. He will manage, coordinate and optimise the commercial activity within the region, balancing the entire portfolio to increase customer satisfaction within Africa, while implementing the go-to-market strategy in coordination with the various functional leaders.

Piorko remarked, “Firstly, I’d like to thank Pierre for his mentorship, leadership and dedication to our customers in Africa. Under his guidance, I have learned a lot and we as a team have made impressive business and talent progressions in a quickly developing and strategically valuable region. Moving forward, I will continue to elevate our work in Africa and look for new ways to deliver the highest level of customer satisfaction whilst also nurturing the best talent within our business.”