#New appointment


Alibaba names new chairman, CEO in surprise succession plan

Executive vice chairman Joseph Tsai will rise to chairman while e-commerce executive Eddie Yong will replace Daniel Zhang as chief executive officer

executive directors

Sheikh Hamdan appoints new executive directors for two government entities

The two resolutions are effective from their date of issuance


Lazard names key Aramco IPO banker as head of MENA advisory

Wassim Al-Khatib will also be the CEO of Lazard Saudi Arabia

Shukri Eid

Shukri Eid named general manager for IBM Gulf, Levant and Pakistan

Most recently he served as the regional managing director for the Gulf and held several leadership roles at Cisco Systems


Kyndryl hires Fionnuala Morris as managing director for Gulf, Levant and Pakistan

She joins Kyndryl from Microsoft, where she served as business group leader for the Microsoft Surface business unit in the Middle East and Africa


London-based consumer tech company Nothing hires new business lead for Middle East

Rishi Kishor Gupta will be responsible for driving growth and spearheading business development and operations for the company

NMC Healthcare appoints David Hadley as chief executive officer

Hadley will assume day-to-day leadership of the group in early 2023


Uber appoints new general manager to lead business across the UAE and Levant

Pia El Hachem will be leading Uber’s strategy, operations, policy and business development, while overseeing the company’s end-to-end business


Cequens announces new hires as part of five-year expansion plan

These strategic hires come as the company prepares to launch its customer excellence centre in Dubai in Q1 of 2023


Samsung heir Lee formally takes helm of technology empire

The board approved the 54-year-old’s ascension to the helm of the $250bn company on Thursday


MContent appoints Hani El Khatib as chief executive officer of Blockchain and Web3

El Khatib will oversee the MContent blockchain platform as well as all Web3, NFTs and crypto divisions


Cybersecurity firm Swimlane expands into META, appoints Ashraf Sheet to head regional operations

The company’s expansion comes following a recently announced $70m growth funding round led by Activate Capital

Sayed Hashish

Cisco appoints Sayed Hashish as VP of customer experience for the Middle East and Africa

Hashish will help shape Cisco’s strategic CX direction, with a strong focus on leveraging technology to support digitisation, innovation and social inclusion

Oracle Saudi

Oracle appoints Reham Almusa as country leader for Saudi Arabia

Almusa joined Oracle in April 2021 as cloud applications director, following which she was given the additional responsibility of leading the brand’s public sector business in the kingdom

Managing director Cisco

Cisco appoints Abdelilah Nejjari as managing director for Gulf region

Nejjari brings over two decades of diverse experience in ICT and executive leadership to the role, including more than 15 years with Cisco

Regional director

Delinea appoints new regional director for Middle East

Mohammad Ismail joins from Shifra bringing with him deep knowledge of the company’s privileged access management portfolio

Frans Hiemstra

Uber’s Frans Hiemstra takes over as regional general manager for Middle East And Africa

Hiemstra has been with Uber since September 2015 and has taken on various roles over the years

GBM Oman

GBM Oman appoints Mahmoud El Kordy as general manager

El Kordy joins from IBM Middle East and Africa where he held several sales and leadership positions across systems and big data and analytics

Deutsche Bank

Abu Dhabi fund hires Deutsche Bank executive for real estate

Drew Goldman’s appointment is effective October 3

Injazat Martin

UAE-based Injazat appoints Martin Yates as chief technology officer

Yates will oversee the company’s new phase of expansion with an increased focus on sustainability, cybersecurity, next-generation cloud and applications

Red Hat

IBM’s Red Hat taps product and technology chief as new leader

Matt Hicks takes over as the software unit’s chief executive officer and president from Paul Cormier, who will serve as chairman

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