Cisco appoints new MD for Gulf and Levant

Ziad Salameh to head Gulf, Levant, Pakistan and Iraq for network major

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Cisco appoints new MD for Gulf and Levant Ziad Salameh has become the new MD Cisco Gulf and Levant.
By  Mark Sutton Published  June 2, 2015

Cisco has appointed Ziad Salameh as managing director to lead its Gulf, Levant, Pakistan and Iraq region and Middle East Services. His focus will be on driving growth for Cisco.

Salameh joined Cisco as Director of Services Sales Saudi Arabia in 2009. Prior to joining Cisco, Ziad held a number of roles at a variety of companies such as Standard Chartered Bank, Digital, Compaq and HP.

Mike Weston, vice president for Cisco in the Middle East commented: "As the ME region charts the course for economic transformation, the future of the region lies in the ability of private and public sector organisations to set a bold technological agenda and take the initiative on transformational projects that harness the power of Internet to bring about meaningful change. Cisco has a focused agenda to support ME organisations to embrace this change through technology and given his proven credentials in helping to identify opportunities for development and growth, Ziad is rightly placed to lead our next phase of growth in the Gulf, Levant, Pakistan and Iraq."

Ziad Salameh said: "I feel honoured to have been chosen to lead Cisco's business in the Gulf, Levant, Pakistan and Iraq given the important and integral role these countries have in Cisco's strategy for growth in the Middle East region. To realize the true opportunity of the Internet of Everything era countries and economic systems must become fully digitized and I look forward to leading the country teams in engaging closely with governments and organizations throughout the GLPI region to help them develop agile IT models as well as re-think their core processes for the digital era."

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