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Box, a leading enterprise content platform, today announced expansion plans for Europe as it continues to grow in the region. Following the launch of Box Zones, Box KeySafe, and its Binding Corporate Rules (BCRs) approval, Box has appointed David Benjamin as SVP and GM of EMEA, to drive the European business, harnessing Europe’s increasing move to cloud technologies.

@Box_Europe continues international expansion, appoints European leader

“We’re at an inflection point in Europe,” said Aaron Levie, co-founder and CEO of Box. “We’ve removed the traditional barriers to cloud adoption and made it easier than ever for enterprises to move to Box for secure collaboration. We’re delighted that David has joined to help us drive our European business forward, especially as we ramp activity in Germany. He has a deep understanding of enterprise customer needs and a track record of senior leadership, growing teams and revenue, and expanding businesses.”

Box intends to expand its presence across Europe with an increased focus on Germany, which will be made easier through the launch of Box Zones, Box KeySafe, and BCRs. Box also plans to open an office in Germany to better serve local customers. This news follows continued growth in Europe, including recent office openings in Amsterdam and Stockholm.

“Box is in a unique and incredibly exciting place,” said David Benjamin, SVP and GM of EMEA, at Box. “I’m thrilled to be joining when we can make a significant positive impact on enterprises across EMEA. Historical obstacles to cloud adoption have been removed, and we’re already helping European businesses to transition from broken legacy IT systems, to brand new ways of working.”

Mr Benjamin joins after almost a decade at British Telecom (BT), where he served as VP of Global Services, leading a multi-hundred-million-dollar enterprise-focused business unit. At BT, Mr Benjamin delivered outstanding levels of growth through cloud, mobile, and digital services.

Before BT, he spent 12 years at Guardian Media Group and served as divisional COO, among other leadership roles. Mr Benjamin holds a degree in European Business and an MBA.

Box makes it easy for more than 66,000 businesses around the world to share, access and collaborate on files securely. The company has seen sustained growth across Europe with deployments at enterprises including: AstraZeneca, General Electric, Schneider Electric,Eurostar, Spotify, SKF and Hamburg Airport.