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CRN Exclusive: Synnex's Murai On His Decade Of Accomplishments As CEO, Growth Opportunities Ahead And His Future Plans

Synnex's Kevin Murai spoke with CRN about his 10 years at Synnex and why the time is right to step aside as CEO.

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Long-time Distribution Exec Kevin Murai Prepares To Hand Over CEO Reins

Kevin Murai, who had a 10-year run as president and CEO of Synnex, will shortly retire from his role to become the distributor's chairman of the board.

Taking over for Murai is Dennis Polk, who currently serves as Synnex's chief operating officer, the company said on Tuesday

Murai presided over significant changes at Synnex and in the distribution business during his decade with the company. In particular, he led Synnex's $830 million acquisition of Westcon Americas, adding about $10 billion to Synnex's total addressable market. He also helped turn Synnex's 2006 acquisition of BPO company Concentrix into a worldwide market leading provider of business services.

CRN was lucky to catch Murai for a couple minutes Wednesday in a day he had filled with back-to-back meetings, where he discussed his decade at Synnex and the company's future.

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