#New appointment

Naim Yazbeck

Microsoft hires Naim Yazbeck as general manager for UAE

Yazbeck is the successor to Sayed Hashish, who served in the role since 2016

Andreas Beck

Kyndryl names Andreas Beck as managing director for Middle East and Africa

Beck was based at the Kyndryl’s New York headquarters and was in charge of strategic initiatives related to the company’s development


Outsystems appoints Mark Quigley as chief people officer

Quigley has held leadership positions at EMC, Nuance, Acoustic, and PTC

Patricia murphy

Palo Alto Networks hires Patricia Murphy as new VP Ecosystems, Partners and Strategic Alliances

Bringing over 25 years of experience in the technology industry, Murphy joins from Apple in France

HPE Alrehaili

HPE hires Mohammad Alrehaili as managing director for Saudi Arabia and the Gulf

Alrehaili brings over 15 years of experience working in the technology industry in both the public and private sectors

Google Cloud

Google Cloud appoints Bader Almadi as country manager for Saudi Arabia

With 16 years of expertise, Almadi joins from Dell Technologies where he was country enterprise director for telecom, cloud and financial services’ industries

Cloud box technologies

Cloud Box Technologies appoints Biju Unni as vice president

Unni brings a total of over 23 years of experience spanning across the IT sector with strong commercial business capabilities

Dr Alzarouni

Dr Marwan Alzarouni joins Everdome as official advisor

Dr Alzarouni is known for his work as the CEO of Dubai Blockchain Center and serves as the managing partner at innovation consultancy Accelliance


Okadoc appoints new chief executive officer for Saudi Arabia

Taher comes to Okadoc with over 15 years of experience in the industry


Apple hires 31-year Ford veteran to ramp up electric-car work

An Apple car would put the company in competition with Tesla and Lucid Group as well as traditional automakers racing to introduce electric vehicles


SEHA appoints Saeed Jaber Al Kuwaiti as new group chief executive officer

Al Kuwaiti will be responsible for providing strategic leadership across the SEHA network

ServiceNow appoints country managers for UAE, Saudi

The digital workflow company eyes UAE and Saudi Arabia markets, selecting leaders with proven records in strategy, growth and team building

Cybereason hires Hussam Sidani to lead Middle East and Turkey operations

Sidani joins the company with more than 20 years of security experience, having most recently led Gulf, Levant, and Africa sales for FireEye

Acronis appoints Ziad Nasr as general manager for Middle East

Nasr brings 22 years of experience in sales and operations management in the information technology industry

Oracle hires Nick Redshaw as senior vice president for Middle East and Africa

Redshaw has over 35 years’ experience in the IT industry having worked in sales and executive roles across the globe

Dubai: Alec hires Andy Boutle as its head of Digital Construction

Boutle will focus on the digitisation of the entire value chain for projects undertaken by Alec, with an emphasis on increasing workflow communication

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UAE’s Axon Technologies announces three key executive appointments

The information security solutions provider appoints new head of SecOps Architecture and Engineering, financial controller, and cybersecurity consultant

F5 appoints Nasser El Abdouli as EMEA vice president for Channel Sales

El Abdouli has worked at F5 for over 11 years, most recently as the director of Channel Sales for the Middle East, Turkey, and Africa

Brian Marlier takes over as Virsec’s chief revenue officer

Marlier has over 35 years of experience and was the former chief executive officer and co-founder of Focal Point Data Risk

SAP names Emmanuel Raptopoulos regional president of EMEA South

Raptopoulos succeeds Claudio Muruzabal, who has been promoted to president of SAP’s global Cloud Success Services organisation

IBM appoints Wael Abdoush as GM for Gulf, Levant and Pakistan

Based in Dubai, Abdoush will oversee the company’s overall business operations, in addition to his current role as the technology leader

Acronis appoints Michael Callahan as chief marketing officer

With more than 20 years of security marketing experience, Callahan will focus on extending Acronis’ industry leadership in cyber protection

Palo Alto Networks appoints Helmut Reisinger to leadership team

Reisinger joins as CEO, EMEA and Latin America, to accelerate global growth strategy

Acer announces senior management changes for MEA region

Massimiliano Rossi takes on the role of Acer’s regional vice president for Middle East and Africa

Sitecore names Jose Valles as EMEA president

Valles joins Sitecore from SAP, where he served multiple roles in the EMEA South region

NorthLadder appoints Aly El-Helaly as managing director for Saudi operations

El-Helaly will focus on building brand awareness and assembling a team in Saudi Arabia

Nayef Bou Chaaya

Aveva appoints Nayef Bou Chaaya as VP sales and head of Middle East and Africa

Bou Chaaya joins from Schneider Electric, where he led process automation business development in the Middle East

Dubai-based Tradeling appoints Harry Pappas as chief financial officer

Pappas joins Tradeling with over 20 years of experience in finance and accounting

Lockheed Martin appoints new chief executive for Middle East

John W. Nicholson will take up the role based in Abu Dhabi

SolarWinds appoints Jeff McCullough as global lead for partner sales

McCullough brings over 20 years of experience in IT channel sales and senior management, with a particular focus on enterprise sales and strategic alliances