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Murphy departs for NTT and Boxall steps into her Tech Data role

Changes coming at the end of the month as experienced distribution executives start fresh chapters

Tech Data has reshuffled its management pack after the departure of a senior longstanding staffer to another position in the industry.

This morning, NTT revealed that Miriam Murphy would become its CEO, Europe NTT, effective from 3 February.

Murphy has been in the industry for more than two decades, most recently as senior vice-president, advanced and specialised solutions business, EMEA at Tech Data, spending five years at the distributor.

NTT will lean on her experience of the markets across northern Europe as well as her wide knowledge of technologies, including cloud, internet of things and security. Murphy will report into Abhijit Dubey, global CEO, NTT.

“Miriam’s regional and technology expertise will bring immediate value to our company and, most importantly, to our customers,” said Dubey. “Her experience in business transformation and integration at scale, including go-to-market strategies and workforce enablement, will support our customers and ecosystem at a time of great change.

“Miriam has worked and lived across Europe, giving her extensive insights and experience into customer challenges, cultural variations across the region, and opportunities. Adding her to our team will supercharge our efforts in Europe.”

Murphy said NTT has a proven track record of helping customers navigate through digital transformation. “I was also drawn by NTT’s belief in the power of technology as a business enabler and as an overall force for good, societally and economically,” she added.

The announcement has led to some inevitable changes at Tech Data, with the firm announcing the appointment of Jason Boxall as senior vice-president, advanced and specialised solutions, Europe. Boxall has been with the distributor since 2016, when he joined as European head of the firm’s Cisco business unit before taking up the role of vice-president, vendors and alliances, Europe.

“Under Miriam’s leadership, Tech Data’s advanced solutions business has cemented its place at the heart of the technology ecosystem,” he said. “We will continue to focus on enabling our partners to accelerate their adoption of new technologies and business models, bringing our own best-in-class tools, expertise and insights.

“As part of TD Synnex, we have the opportunity to leverage our breadth and strength as a global leader in distribution and solutions aggregation. I look forward to accelerating on our journey in collaboration with our vendors, partners and the whole Tech Data team.”

Patrick Zammit, president, Europe at Tech Data, thanked Murphy for her service to the business and welcomed her successor, saying: “Jason brings in-depth knowledge of our organisation and great connections within the IT industry, especially with key infrastructure vendors, to his new role.

“I am confident that our advanced solutions business will continue to thrive under his leadership. It is additionally pleasing to make an internal appointment for this role as a demonstration of the strength in depth of our talented leadership team.”

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