Apple France CEO joins Palo Alto Networks

Since the start of her career, Patricia Murphy has held high-level positions with leading IT players. Photo credit: Palo Alto Networks

Patricia Murphy is entrusted with the direction of partnerships for Palo Alto Networks in EMEA and Latin America. It reports Ludovic Kornacker, the former CEO of OBS, who directs the activity of the provider of cybersecurity solutions in these two regions.

Palo Alto Networks further strengthens its organization by welcoming Patricia Murphy as vice president of ecosystems, partners and strategic alliances in EMEA and Latin America. His recruitment comes six months after the American security solutions provider handed over the presidency and general management of its activities in these regions to Helmut Reisnger, the former CEO of Orange Business Services. With regard to the French market in particular, the newcomer will work in close collaboration with Ludovic Kornacker, the local channel director of Palo Alto Networks.

Present on the IT market for more than 25 years and based in France for at least 18 years, Patricia Murphy has held high-level positions with leading players. For the past three and a half years, she was the executive general manager of Apple France in the enterprise segment. Her career began at SAP, where she remained for seven years before joining Dassault Systmes. In 2006, she joined HP, which entrusted her with global management of professional services sales and marketing. She then spent nine years (January 2010-December 2018) at McAfee, where she became Vice President Southern Europe, Middle East and Turkey.

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