Infor launches new business unit for IMEA
India, Middle East and Africa operations will be led from Dubai, Tarik Taman to become IMEA GM
Infor has announced the formation of a new business unit to focus on India, Middle East, and Africa.
The IMEA business unit will enable Infor to concentrate on the growing economies in the region, to enable plans to grow market share in the region fivefold by 2020.
The new unit will be headed up by Tarik Taman, who has led Infor’s global HCM business since 2009. The company is also hiring more staff for IMEA, and has opened an office in Saudi Arabia.
“With more than 5,000 existing customers, Infor already has a solid footprint across the region, but the growth opportunities are virtually limitless,” said Tarik Taman, general manager, IMEA for Infor. “India is one of the few major economies worldwide still growing near double digits, the Middle East is transforming from oil-based economies to the private sector driving large investments in the cloud, and Africa is the last economic frontier – all factors that made creating a dedicated IMEA region a compelling decision for Infor.”
Infor’s new office in Saudi Arabia is located in the Kingdom Tower in Riyadh. The office is Infor’s second in the region in addition to its Dubai Internet City Headquarters. The company has 2,100 employees across the region, and plans to make new hires for both offices, in areas including sales, services, value engineering, marketing, and other functions.