Citrix Systems announced the appointment of Andy MacDonald as area vice president, emerging markets. Reporting to Sherif Seddik, senior VP and MD Citrix EMEA, he will be responsible for the growth and development of Citrix sales and services operations in the newly-created area by driving revenue, executing an aggressive growth strategy and cultivating the company’s valued partner ecosystem, according Telecompaper. Citrix is creating the new Emerging Markets area to better serve customers and partners as they transition to, adopt and manage complex cloud environments. 
The area is comprised of the following high-growth regions: Russia & CIS; Eastern Europe (including Turkey, Israel and Southeast Europe); Middle East & North Africa; and Sub-Saharan Africa. Prior to joining Citrix, MacDonald held several emerging markets leadership roles at Cisco Systems in Dubai, UAE since 2008, most recently as VP, Global Services Provider Sales, Middle East, Africa and Russia.