Cisco appoints Ali Amer to lead Global Service Provider Sales in MEA

Joining Cisco back in 2013, Amer previously served as the managing director Cisco’s Service Provider segment in MET

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Cisco appoints Ali Amer to lead Global Service Provider Sales in MEA Ali Amer, managing director of Global Service Provider Sales for MEA, Cisco.
By  Alexander Sophoclis Pieri Published  July 18, 2017

Ali Amer has been selected by Cisco to head up the company's Global Service Provider Sales division for the Middle East and Africa market.

In addition to supporting the region's telecommunications segment meet the demands of the digital era, the new managing director is tasked with implementing a robust sales strategy for the segment and promoting growth, as well as identifying ways to streamline day-to-day business operations.

Peter Karlstromer, SVP for Global Service Provider Sales, Cisco EMEAR, said: "Ali is a highly regarded leader known for his close working relationships and deep understanding of the telecoms industry landscape. His expertise and ability to build high performance teams will undoubtedly accelerate our momentum in delivering the digital ecosystem and network infrastructure that our customers need to capture rising opportunities."

Amer previously served as the managing director Cisco's Service Provider segment in Middle East and Turkey. Bringing over 25 years of experience to the job, Amer held other positions within the same unit, which included a run as senior Telecom and IT consultant. Before joining Cisco back in 2013, Amer spent a total of 15 years working at Motorola Networks, rising the company ranks to serve as VP and GM for EMEA.

Commenting on his appointment, Amer shared: "I am excited to take on this expanded role within our Service Provider business as Cisco continues to push the envelope with solutions, technologies and a vision that drives exponential value and success for our customers and partners.

"With its significant growth potential, a rapidly expanding population, and increasing smartphone penetration, the telecommunications market in the Middle East and Africa is at an important junction.

"Cisco's technology capabilities and strong partnerships will play a pivotal role in enabling SPs to become truly intelligent network operators that are able unlock opportunities, enhance business agility, and drive service innovation and customer-experience enhancement."

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