Ziad Salameh now Cisco Managing Director, West Region
Cisco Middle East announced the appointment of Ziad Salameh as Managing Director of its West Region. In his new position, Salameh is responsible for leading Cisco’s business and operations in Qatar, Kuwait, Bahrain, the Levant and Iraq to capitalise on the opportunities created by digitisation.
A Cisco veteran in the region, Salameh will extend efforts to secure engagements across various industry sectors, while working closely with channel partners to provide Cisco’s solutions to the public and private sectors. Possessing over 24 years of industry experience, Salameh was involved in people development and business transformation. Since his appointment into Cisco in 2009, he has leveraged his experience in leading the services business in Saudi Arabia to later drive operational efficiencies and innovation for Cisco Middle East’s services and achieve growth across multiple markets.
“At Cisco, we are playing a leading role in helping countries, industries and businesses develop and implement digital roadmaps and transformations that deliver tangible outcomes. This is a time of great change and growing opportunities and the appointment of Ziad to lead our West Region reflects our ambitions and strategic direction in these markets,” said Mike Weston, Vice President for Cisco Middle East.
“As a seasoned leader and technology executive, Ziad’s proven ability to deliver customer success and depth of expertise in working closely with governments and enterprises will accelerate the momentum on digitisation in the region,” he added.
Leading an experienced team in the West Region, Salameh will develop strong partner associations with strategic initiatives for skill set development and build on Cisco’s public and private sector engagements to attain the company’s strategic goals.
“It is a truly exciting time to be a part of Cisco’s vision where digitisation is making dramatic changes in the way organisations approach their business operations. I am honoured to lead the way into new digital business transformation initiatives with Cisco’s leading solutions portfolio to help our customers and partners reap the benefits of a digital ecosystem that delivers tangible and sustainable growth, and which helps them become more competitive,” said Ziad Salameh, Managing Director, West Region, Cisco Middle East.
Salameh’s past diversified experience in the ICT domain includes several key sales and leadership positions at technology companies that include Hewlett Packard and Compaq, and has led corporate banking operations at Standard Chartered Bank.