Former SAP exec joins enterprise mobility company Kony

Jan 15, 2015 • ManagementNewsKonymanagement

Kony, Inc., a leading enterprise mobility company, yesterday announced the appointment of Jonathan Best as vice president of Europe and Africa.  As part of the company’s growth strategy, Best will focus on building Kony’s operations, channels, and sales presence across Europe and Africa.

The appointment of Best is part of the company’s aggressive growth strategy to deliver the highest level of value and service to its growing base of enterprise customers in EMEA who are focused on using mobility to drive customer loyalty, employee empowerment and business process improvement.  Many companies are using mobility as a catalyst for innovation for their businesses, especially with the explosive growth of mobile devices globally.

Best brings with him twenty years of sales leadership experience within the technology industry.  Most recently, Best was the head of innovation sales, and board director at SAP UKI, which included the mobility portfolio.  Prior to SAP, Best was vice president, Sales, Health Sciences, at Oracle, as well as managing director at Cordys UK, now OpenText.

In his earlier career, Best had a senior sales role at IBM, and then joined SAP, where having established a successful sales record, he was appointed chief operating officer in China, before being appointed vice president, strategy and operations in Japan.

[quote float ="left"]Best’s track record of building sales teams, his international pedigree and technology industry experience are second to none and we are thrilled to have him on board.

Blake Sallé, president, field operations, Kony, Inc, said: “Best’s track record of building sales teams, his international pedigree and technology industry experience are second to none and we are thrilled to have him on board.


Attracting someone of his calibre is a great endorsement of our strategy and ambition. Best’s knowledge and insight will be vital as we continue our ambitious plans to grow and market our innovative mobile solutions to our clients in the European region. Best has a keen understanding of the market and how we can better serve the unique enterprise mobility needs of our customers.”

Jonathan Best, vice president of Europe and Africa, Kony Inc, said:

“Kony has the enviable and well-deserved reputation as the leading enterprise mobility player.  Organisations understand the importance of mobility, but many are not equipped to take full advantage and to embrace its potential.

We have a tremendous opportunity to grow further and continue to diversify into new sectors, bringing our strong business values and service delivery to match the needs and demands of our clients across Europe.  Kony is in an excellent position to capitalise on the growth opportunities presented by the technology, and I am excited to be on board and part of the great team that will take the business to the next level.”

For two years in a row, Gartner has named Kony a Leader in its Magic Quadrant for Mobile Application Development Platforms. Kony provides industry-leading enterprise mobility solutions to help businesses compete in mobile time, by rapidly delivering multi-edge mobile apps across the broadest array of devices and systems today and in the future.

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