Cisco Saudi Arabia appoints Haytham AlOhali as managing director

Previous Cisco Saudi managing director, Abdullah Alswaha, was recently appointed Saudi Minister of Communication and Information Technology

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Cisco Saudi Arabia appoints Haytham AlOhali as managing director Haytham AlOhali will be responsible for leading Cisco's business and operations in the Kingdom and drive the digitisation agenda across all industries.
By  Aasha Bodhani Published  June 6, 2017

Cisco has announced the appointment of Engineer Haytham AlOhali as managing director for Cisco Saudi Arabia.

AlOhali will be responsible for leading Cisco's business and operations in the Kingdom and drive the digitisation agenda across all industries, in line with Vision 2030 and the National Transformation Plan.

He will also work closely with Cisco's partner ecosystem to support private and public sector customers in their efforts to digitise and transform their operations to drive business outcomes. Plsu AlOhali will continue to develop the organisation to ensure it remains one of the most attractive places for top talent in the technology sector.

Mike Weston, Vice President of Cisco Middle East, said: "Saudi Arabia's commitment to leveraging technology to drive positive economic and social impact makes this a dynamic and exciting market. We are witnessing what is undoubtedly a pivotal phase in the Kingdom's economic and development trajectory, and I am proud of the role Cisco is playing as the nation's digitisation partner.

"AlOhali is a natural leader with exceptional business acumen and a strong grasp of local market dynamics. I have no doubt that this appointment will strengthen our market position and our ability to play an even more prominent role in accelerating digital transformation for businesses and organisations in Saudi Arabia."

"I look forward to working with some of the most talented professionals in the industry, as we focus our efforts on harnessing the power of digitisation towards shaping a prosperous, thriving future for the Kingdom. As a Saudi and a Cisco employee, I take great pride when I look at what we have achieved so far - but I also realise that this amazing journey has just begun," added AlOhali.

AlOhali succeeds Engineer Abdullah Alswaha, who has recently been appointed Saudi Minister of Communication and Information Technology.

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