SAP appoints Qatar country manager
Mohamed Helmy’s appointment part of company’s ambitions to expand Qatar operations
SAP MENA has announced the appointment of Mohamed Helmy as country manager for Qatar.
Reporting directly to Gergi Abboud, managing director, SAP Gulf, Helmy will be chiefly involved in supporting SAP's expansion in Qatar, which the company said is one of its key strategic markets in the region.
Helmy has more than 20 years' industry experience and is expected to place a strong emphasis on catalysing emerging innovations such as analytics, mobility, cloud and in-memory computing.
In particular, Helmy brings experience related to eGovernment, telecommunications, oil and gas, energy and utilities. He has held several senior leadership positions most recently in STRS where he managed its Middle East & Africa operations. In addition he has held senior roles at Cisco, BPL Global, Oracle and Microsoft.
"SAP has made a strong commitment to deliver business value to customers and partners across Qatar, and I am delighted to help support this positive momentum," said Helmy.
"SAP is a company with an extremely forward-looking and influential strategy, which presents unique opportunities in Qatar. From boosting entire industries with innovation and creating new jobs to training local talent and unlocking new opportunities, the road ahead is filled with potential."
"Mohamed is a fantastic new addition to our Gulf team, and his proven track-record will be invaluable as we seek to expand and solidify our market leadership in Qatar," said Gergi Abboud, managing director, SAP Gulf.