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IGEL Expands Globally with Carsten Thomsen as VP
Sun, 20th Aug 2023

IGEL, a leading provider of the managed endpoint operating system for secure access to digital workspaces, has announced a significant international expansion strategy. The company has appointed Carsten Thomsen as Vice President, Emerging Markets, to lead this ambitious growth plan.

Thomsen, an EMEA sales leader and end-user computing (EUC) industry veteran will spearhead IGEL's international expansion into emerging regions, including Benelux, Nordics, Southern and Eastern Europe, MEA, and APAC. His appointment comes as IGEL emphasizes growth in these emerging markets.

Klaus Oestermann, CEO of IGEL, expressed his confidence in Thomsen's ability to lead the expansion, stating, “The market opportunity for IGEL COSMOS as the secure platform to enable managed access to any digital workspace is exponential across emerging EMEA and APAC regions. Carsten is the ideal sales leader to head up our international expansion strategy. His industry and channel experience alongside his proven track record of growth success will bring valuable depth to our global sales leadership as we embark on an aggressive international expansion.”

Thomsen's experience includes 13 years at Citrix, where he was most recently Vice President – Channels, Sales Programs & Strategy, EMEA. He has also held EMEA and APAC sales leadership positions with Proofpoint and RES Software. His role at IGEL will include scaling the company's go-to-market activities, expanding channel engagement programs, and implementing new growth strategies.

Reflecting on his new position, Thomsen said, “IGEL has become a central player in the revolution in end user computing to address the future of digital work, and I'm excited to be joining the company at such a pivotal point in its growth trajectory. I look forward to helping the company capitalize on its global growth opportunity and accelerate adoption of the IGEL COSMOS platform across EMEA and APAC as we help to enable secure, agile end user computing for the new hybrid work world.”

Thomsen assumed his position as IGEL Vice President, Emerging Markets earlier this month and is based in Sweden.