HPE South Africa Announces Two New Leadership Appointments

Hewlett Packard Enterprise
Hewlett Packard Enterprise

Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) South Africa has announced two new appointments to the country’s leadership team. Michael Langeveld has been appointed as Chief Technology Officer and Celeste Le Grange assumes the position of Head of Channel, Commercial, Mid-Market and SMB. These appointments will help accelerate HPE’s strategy of becoming the edge-to-cloud company by giving our customers the cloud experience everywhere with HPE GreenLake.

“I am delighted to welcome Michael Langeveld and Celeste Le Grange to my leadership team to help us to continue our momentum in South Africa,” said Sandile Dube, Acting Managing Director for South Africa, HPE. “Both Michael and Celeste bring vast experience to HPE with a proven record for solution development, strategic planning, service delivery and customer service at some of the world’s largest technology companies. They bring a passion for helping customers to succeed and I know that clients and HPE colleagues will benefit from their wisdom.”

Michael’s responsibilities entail being the solutions lead for HPE’s infrastructure, services, software and cloud offering. He will oversee the development and dissemination of technology for customers and partners to help improve customer outcomes while ensuring HPE South Africa’s solutions are tailored to bring success to the company and all stakeholders involved. Ensuring that local businesses gain empowerment through digital transformation is a key priority for Michael.

Prior to joining HPE South Africa, Michael held numerous leadership roles at global technology companies in South Africa, with responsibility for delivering data centres, public cloud security and hybrid cloud solution sales across the small, mid-market, public sector and enterprise customers.

Celeste will lead the sales community to success via established sales methodologies for end-to-end sales process management. She has a track record of helping companies achieve success through sales, marketing and project management in the hardware and software sectors.  Her responsibilities primarily revolve around strategic leadership, customer intimacy and business management. She will create, support and coach HPE’s high performing team; and assist the business to maximise market coverage and financial performance whilst driving customer-centricity and an exceptional customer experience.

Overall, Celeste has 15 years experience in the IT industry with particular expertise in the consumer, commercial and telecommunications fields. Prior to joining HPE South Africa, Celeste spent five years as a Partner Sales Executive focusing on the South African Reseller Channel.

In her short time at HPE South Africa, Celeste’s passion for working with and looking after teams has led to her being appointed as the head of the company’s Diversity and Inclusion (D&I) initiative. The D&I programme educates employees on matters pertaining to diversity and inclusion to ensure that equal opportunity is available to all employees at the company.


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