Pangea IT, a leader in digital transformation for government, public sector, and enterprise organizations, announced today the appointment of Jean-Michel Douieb as Head of Sales for Africa. Douieb has served 25 years in large French high-tech companies mainly as a senior sales manager developing and expanding the presence of these companies in Africa.
Douieb spent more than eight years at Thales DIS (former Gemalto), where he also acted as Vice President of Sales for West and Central Africa. Douieb’s main responsibilities include the extension of Pangea’s presence in Africa, alongside deepening the relationships with African customers.
Douieb has vast experience as a sales executive, strategic business development manager and public affairs professional in an international and highly competitive environment. He has over 20 years’ experience of doing business in African countries, and deep knowledge of economic and political actors and situations in Africa. His track record includes over 14 years of experience in the telecommunication sector, and 10 years mainly in Secured ID, Big Data and Cybersecurity.
Pangea has significant experience in digital transformation for governments and public sector organizations in Africa. Among many deals that Pangea won in multiple African countries is a new governmental contract valued over $70M in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). As part of the project, Pangea will develop and operate an advanced criminal biometric system to generate Certificates of Integrity (Certificates of Non-Criminal Record) for Congo’s citizens. The project will be carried out based on a PPP (Public-Private Partnership) basis.
“Jean-Michel Douieb brings valuable experience, knowledge and contacts for our business in Africa,” said Rafi Kaminer, CEO and co-founder of Pangea. “Around one billion people in the world cannot prove their identity. As a result, they are cut off from vital services including healthcare, social protection, education, and finance. The majority live in the developing world and more than a third are children who are unregistered. To solve this problem in Africa and globally, Pangea is bringing inclusive digital transformation to the populations who can benefit from it the most.”
“I am delighted to join the ranks of Pangea in order to bring cutting-edge digital transformation to Africa,” noted Jean-Michel Douieb, Pangea’s new Head of Sales for Africa. “Contrary to what is usually thought, digital transformation is crucial for the development of emerging economies in Africa. For example, being able to identify the citizens properly can allow the population to receive social benefits and improve governments’ efficiency. This is also a way for the countries to optimize their expenditures and reinforce safety and security.”