MEA Q3 2020

2 MEA MARKETS / Q3 2020 MEAMARKETS / Q3 2020 3 Contents , Editor’s Note , Welcome to the Q3 issue of MEA Markets Magazine. As always, we are dedicated to providing our readers with all of the latest news and features from across the Middle East and Africa. Dare I say that we’re moving out of the haze of uncertainty and into more optimistic pastures? While the global pandemic still holds strong, and that is still certainly the case in the greater MEA landscape, there’s less of that all-consuming fear of the unknown and we now have most of the tools in place to tackle it. While the overall impact is still to be determined, there are reasons to be optimistic – businesses are finding new ways to grow, new ways to develop. Companies all over the Middle East and Africa are highlighting why this vast region is a beacon of perseverance and entrepreneurship, with a dynamism that matches anything the world has to offer. We’ve featured just a few here in this issue, and we hope you enjoy it. In the meantime, I hope you all stay safe and have a wonderful quarter ahead. Laura Brookes, Senior Editor Phone: +44 (0) 203 970 0082 Email: l.brooke [email protected] Website: AI Global Media, Ltd. (AI) takes reasonable measures to ensure the quality of the information on this web site. However, AI will not assume any legal liability or responsibility for the accuracy, correctness or completeness of any information that is available through this web site. If errors are brought to our attention, we will try to correct them. The information available through the website and our partner publications is for your general information and use and is not intended to address any particular finance or investment requirements. In particular, the information does not constitute any form of advice or recommendation by us or any of our partner publications and is not intended to be relied upon by users in making or refraining from making any investment or financial decisions. Appropriate independent advice should be obtained before making any such decision. Any arrangement made between you and any third party named in the site is at your sole risk and responsibility. 4. News 6. Speeding Digitization Efforts 8. Shared Vision 10. Bringing Buyers And Sellers Safely Together 12. HPE Completes Acquisition of SD-WAN Leader Silver Peak 14. Infoblox Announces Investment from Warburg Pincus 16. elGrocer Appoints New Leadership Team