Cisco appoints two regional heads

Cisco reshuffles its regional management team naming a new UAE boss and a head of its Gulf operations in Qatar, Kuwait and Bahrain.

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Cisco appoints two regional heads Previous general manager for Cisco’s Gulf territories, Samer Alkharrat, now takes up the role of senior director of the emerging markets for the public sector at the vendor. (ITP Images)
By  Julian Pletts Published  September 7, 2009

Cisco has appointed two new business heads in the Middle East region. Wayne Hull is now in charge of the vendor's UAE business as director and general manager for the UAE, and Tarek Ghoul has been named general manager of Cisco's Gulf operations, which encapsulates the Kuwait, Bahrain and Qatar markets.

Samer Alkharrat, previously general manager for Cisco's Gulf region, has moved to fill the post of senior director of the Emerging Markets Public Sector.

The vendor said that Hull and Ghoul were not available to comment about plans for their new positions because they were still "learning their new roles".

According to Cisco the UAE represents a key global priority and growth opportunity and Hull, who joined the networking giant in 2004, brings more than 11 years of experience in the Middle East networking community to the role. He will report to Duncan Mitchell, senior vice president for Cisco's Emerging Markets East division, based in Dubai. Prior to this appointment Hull lead Cisco's operations in Qatar and Oman.

Ghoul has been working with Cisco in the Middle East for the past five years, during which time he has held roles, both in country general management, as well as within the channel organisation.

The vendor states that the appointments are to further align its business operations with market dynamics, strengthen its channel operations and better serve customers.

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