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Tech Data announces leadership appointments

Benelux: broadliner Tech Data has appointed Els Demeester as corporate vice president, Integration, and Miriam Murphy as senior vice president, Benelux. In her new role, Els Demeester will be responsible for the integration and transformation of the operating model of the combined Tech Data and Technology Solutions businesses worldwide. She reports to Tech Data Corporation's chief operating officer Rich Hume. Miriam Murphy replaces Demeester as overall leader of Tech Data's Benelux business. Murphy joins Tech Data through Tech Data's acquisition of Technology Solutions, having served in various leadership roles in a 26-year career in technology distribution. Most recently she led Avnet's Technology Solutions operations in North Europe covering Belux, Ireland, the Netherlands and the United Kingdom. "After more than 23 in a leadership role in Benelux, and also five years as transformation leader for Tech Data Germany and Austria, I have decided to accept this very exciting new challenge", said Demeester. "Throughout my career at Tech Data, I have had the honour to work with many committed and valuable employees, vendor and customer partners that made Tech Data Benelux and our industry in the region successful. Miriam and the entire Benelux team bring unmatched expertise and experience that will drive our business forward for years to come."

Miriam Murphy said: "it is a tremendous honour to be leading the Tech Data organisation across the Benelux region, leveraging the winning combination of Tech Data and Technology Solutions as we embark on a new opportunity for our vendors, customers and employees. There has never been a more exciting time for technology or the channel. Tech Data can offer our partners unrivalled differentiated value propositions and business models for client devices, data centre and next generation technologies to optimise their future growth."