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Equinix appoints new Managing Director to lead Middle East and North Africa business

Equinix appoints new Managing Director to lead Middle East and North Africa business

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Equinix appoints new Managing Director to lead Middle East and North Africa business

Equinix, a global interconnection and data centre company, has announced the appointment of Kamel Al-Tawil as its new Managing Director for the Middle East and North Africa. In his role, Al-Tawil will oversee and continue to grow Equinix’s business portfolio in the region, defining the evolving strategy for the local markets.

The new MENA lead brings a wealth of experience to the role, having worked with major corporations like NCR, EMC and Oracle, where he served in multiple senior leadership positions – most recently as Vice President of Business Applications. Al-Tawil has led large-scale projects across business functions and companies, leveraging leading business and technology practices to deliver effective and efficient ways of working, while driving ongoing scale and growth.

The appointment further strengthens Equinix’s developing business in the MENA region, as the company supports organisations with deploying interconnection and other digital strategies to unlock growth in new markets, diversify and improve business and financial performance.

The Middle East has proven to be an exciting market of growth for cloud adoption, with cloud becoming a key component of the region’s Digital Transformation. According to the International Data Corporation (IDC), investments in Digital Transformation and innovation will account for 30% of all IT spending in the Middle East, Turkey and Africa (META) by 2024, up from 18% in 2018.

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