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Nicholas Argyrides joins Mindware as Deputy General Manager

In September this year, Nicholas Argyrides joined value added distributor Mindware as Chief of Sales and Marketing and Deputy General Manager. Mindware is part of the Midis Group of Companies. Before joining Mindware, Argyrides worked in Logicom UAE from 2013 to 2016 as Group Director of Sales and Marketing Distribution, and as Managing Director of EMPA […]

Shukri Eid to manage Eastern region of Cisco Middle East

Shukri Eid has been appointed Managing Director of Cisco Middle East, Eastern Region. In this role, Shukri will lead Cisco’s business in UAE, Oman, Pakistan, Afghanistan and Yemen and work closely with partners to support private and public sector customers in their efforts to digitise and transform their operations. Shukri is a Cisco veteran of ten years […]

IBM MEA joins US advisory council on business in Africa

IBM announced that US Secretary of Commerce, Penny Pritzker has appointed Takreem El Tohamy, IBM’s General Manager for the Middle East and Africa, to the US President’s Advisory Council on Doing Business in Africa. Takreem El Tohamy is among a group of 23 private sector leaders selected to advise the US President on ways to […]

Riverbed appoints Ramzi Itani as channel head

Riverbed Technology has appointed Ramzi Itani as its Regional Channel Sales Director for the Middle East, Turkey and Africa region. In this new role, Ramzi will focus on the development and enablement of Riverbed’s regional channel, in-line with the company’s global channel strategy. He reports to Giovanni Di Filippo, Vice President, Channels, for Europe, Middle […]

Donors target North African women in agricultural technologies

The International Centre for Biosaline Agriculture launched the design phase of a new major regional programme to empower young Arab women scientists and leaders in agricultural research and development. Funded by the Islamic Development Bank and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, the design phase will lay the groundwork for the Young Arab Women Scientists […]

Equinix makes key global appointments

Equinix has promoted Brian Lillie to Chief Customer Officer and EVP of Technology Services. In his new role, Lillie will directly lead the Global Customer Success organisation and drive the customer journey across the entire company while enabling greater growth and success for Equinix’s more than 8,000 customers worldwide. Lillie has served as the Global CIO of […]

Pradeesh VS joins du to drive managed security services

Pradeesh VS has joined du as Managed Security Sales Manager with effect from June. His job role is to lead market activity and sales efforts for managed security services and solutions targeted towards large enterprises. It involves high level engagement with large accounts, executive management and key stakeholders in order to develop comprehensive account plan […]

Ahmed Auda joins VMware to manage MENA region

Ahmed Auda has been appointed as VMWare’s Managing Director for the MENA region. Auda will be responsible for implementing and driving VMware’s transformation across the Middle East and North Africa, working closely with VMware’s regional teams to accelerate growth across software-defined data centre, end-user computing and hybrid cloud market segments. Based in Dubai, he will report […]

Assaad El Saadi to lead Hitachi Data Systems in Middle East, Pakistan

Assaad El Saadi will lead Middle East and Pakistan geographies as Regional Sales Director and General Manager of Hitachi Data Systems. El Saadi will be responsible for implementing and driving development across the regions, working closely with Hitachi Data Systems headquarters and regional teams to accelerate growth. Hitachi Data Systems integrated strategy and portfolio is for […]

Murtuza Viramgamwala joins Polycom as sales director

Murtuza Viramgamwala has joined Polycom as Regional Sales Director for the Gulf region. In addition, he will develop the channel community through customised trainings and the new generation of Polycom Ambassadors programme that is currently being rolled out in the region. “I look forward to driving business growth for Polycom in the Gulf and nurturing strong […]

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