Global Technology Distribution Council adds new member, Dubai-based Mindware


DUBAI, UAE — Mindware, the leading IT distributor for vendors and partners across the Middle East and Africa, has officially joined the Global Technology Distribution Council (GTDC), the world’s largest consortium of technology distributors announced today. Mindware CEO Philippe Jarre has also been named to the GTDC Board of Directors.


The addition of Mindware supports the GTDC’s continued global expansion and increases its reach in the Persian Gulf region, where integrated technology solutions are rapidly driving digital transformation initiatives. Founded in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, in 1991, Mindware’s business spans:



  •  5,000-plus channel partners
  •  60-plus market-leading vendors
  • More than 35,000 transactions per year
  • 13 legal entities in the Middle East & Africa (MEA) region
  • 90,000 square feet across 12 warehouses



“Innovation is a growth driver for channel partners today, and Mindware is the embodiment of innovation in the Gulf region,” said GTDC CEO Frank Vitagliano. “Their range of solutions and services — spanning cybersecurity, cloud migration and modernization, infrastructure management, data and analytics, and more — will continue to empower partners as the global business economy evolves and changes.”


In just the last month, Mindware was named Dell’s Distributor of the Year in the Gulf region for its “outstanding performance” in 2022. The company was also named a Veritas Authorised Training Center last week, enabling further education and enablement for its channel partners.


“World-class technology solutions require seamless adoption and integration capabilities for today’s business transformation initiatives,” said Jarre. “Combining our years of experience innovating and collaborating with partners with the GTDC’s unique insights and powerful research expertise will enable us to continue delivering a clear digital advantage throughout the Middle East and Africa.”


The GTDC’s membership now spans 22 technology distributors across North America, Latin America, Europe, the Middle East, Asia and Africa, who collectively drive more than $150 billion in annual sales around the globe.



About the GTDC 


The Global Technology Distribution Council is the industry consortium representing the world’s leading tech distributors. GTDC members drive an estimated $150 billion in annual worldwide sales of products, services and solutions through diverse business channels. GTDC conferences support the development and expansion of strategic supply-chain partnerships that continually address the fast-changing marketplace needs of vendors, end customers and distributors. GTDC members include AB S.A (WSE: ABPL), Almo Corporation, Arrow Electronics (NYSE: ARW), CMS Distribution, Computer Gross Italia (MI: SES), D&H Distributing, ELKO, Esprinet (PRT.MI), Exclusive Networks (EPA: EXN), Exertis, Infinigate, Ingram Micro, Intcomex, Logicom (CSE:LOG), Mindware, Nuvias Group, Siewert & Kau, SiS Technologies (HKSE: 0529), Tarsus, TD Synnex (NYSE: SNX), TIM AG and Westcon-Comstor.



About Mindware


Mindware, a leading IT distributor in the Middle East and Africa (MEA) region, takes pride in offering top-quality global brands to over 5,000 partners with legal entities in 13 countries. With a rich history dating back to 1991 and headquartered in Dubai, UAE, Mindware’s unwavering commitment spans over three decades, empowering businesses with cutting-edge IT solutions and fostering digital transformation. Mindware’s comprehensive offering encompasses a selection of leading brands in infrastructure, networking, security, and storage. As part of its Value-Added Distribution (VAD) methodology, Mindware goes the extra mile to provide supplementary value-added services to its reselling partners including pre-sales consultancy, implementation services, local technical support, marketing enablement tools, and multiple channel-enabling programs. Supported by strategically positioned logistic centers in key locations, Mindware ensures seamless distribution across all channels, efficiently catering to the needs of its esteemed partners and customers.