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Ariane Seiferth, Abi Aminu & Margaret Chum of Thales Recognized in CRN’s 2021 Women of the Channel List

May 11, 2021

C.J. Radford C.J. Radford | Global Vice President, Channel More About This Author >

At Thales, we are thrilled to celebrate the news that CRN®, a brand of The Channel Company, has named Ariane Seiferth, Director Americas Channel, Abi Aminu, Americas Channel Programs Manager and Margaret Chum, Senior Global Partner Operations Manager, to the highly respected Women of the Channel list for 2021. This annual list recognizes the unique strengths, vision and achievements of female leaders in the IT channel. The 2021 Women of the Channel list acknowledges women from all over the IT channel, including vendors, distributors and solution providers. Ariane, Abi and Margaret have set a precedent for the Thales channel by being named to the list for several years in a row.

The women honored on this year’s list pushed forward with comprehensive business plans, marketing initiatives and other innovative ideas to support their partners and customers, helping them through the uncertainty brought on by the global COVID-19 pandemic. CRN celebrates these exceptional women for their leadership, dedication and channel advocacy.

Ariane Seiferth holds the position of Director Americas Channel at Thales and is responsible for executing the channel sales strategy through our distribution and partner community in the Americas. Her role gives her the opportunity to build and lead the channel sales team to increase Thales’s overall channel footprint. With the launch of the new Thales Accelerate program in 2020 her channel sales team was instrumental in guiding, educating and increasing adoption of the new program to drive growth with the Thales partner community. As Thales continues to increase channel participation Ariane’s team will continue to be instrumental in accelerating partners to drive incremental growth leading with cloud, new logos, and leveraging our technology ecosystem.

Abi Aminu is the Channel Programs Manager for the Americas, running the channel programs and strategy for Thales in North and Latin America. She’s driven the Americas channel in this role for three years, and has been named on the CRN WOTC list each year of her tenure with Thales. Abi was instrumental in launching the Accelerate Partner Network last year, and through her leadership managing extensive research and analytics projects and consultant relationships, she continues to add value to partners and customers through her work with the program. She continually strives to polish tools and program elements to make Thales easy for partners to do business with.

Margaret Chum is the Senior Global Partner Operations Manager responsible for the overall channel program platforms for the Thales Accelerate Partner Program Network. She is managing and creating new functions and features in various program tools, that provide the best platforms and communication paths for our partners to work with Thales. Margaret also works with different teams to launch enhanced features and functions, making our partner program one of the best in the industry

Huge congratulations to Ariane, Abi and Margaret on this recognition by CRN. They have all been instrumental in accelerating our channel business ensuring our channel partners have the tools, training and knowledge to be successful with Thales’ data protection and access management solutions. I’m grateful for their leadership and contributions to our business, and very proud of their accomplishments.

The 2021 Women of the Channel list will be featured in CRN Magazine on May 10th and online at