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Jean English named Chief Marketing Officer at Palo Alto Networks

By Christian Wylonis
Jean English
Image credit: Jean English (source: NetApp)

Palo Alto Networks, a leading global cybersecurity leader, has named Jean English as new Chief Marketing Officer. English replaces René Bonvanie who has decided to step away from his position to allow him to more effectively manage a chronic illness. Bonvanie will instead take on a new position as executive vice president of strategic accounts.

English was previously Chief Marketing Officer at NetApp, a hybrid cloud data services company, where she has been since 2016. She joined NetApp from IBM, where she was global vice president for IBM Cloud Marketing and led the go-to-market transformation for IBM’s cloud business. Previously she was the CMO for IBM Asia Pacific, where she was responsible for all aspects of marketing, communications, and citizenship. She has held multiple vice president and executive leadership roles creating marketing strategies; researching customer needs; developing winning brand propositions and content for different target segments; and communicating them effectively through digital, social and mobile technologies plus global events.

In a statement, Palo Alto Network's CEO & Chairman Nikesh Arora, said: "Jean is an exceptionally experienced and creative marketer with a very strong track record. She will be a great addition to our team and will help further strengthen our position as the clear leader in cybersecurity."

Meet the team behind Palo Alto Networks here.

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