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Gulf Business Machines gets new CEO

Philippe Jarre succeeds Cesare Cardone who retired after 14 years in the role

Gulf Business Machines gets new CEO
Jarre says he wants to emulate what Cesare Cardone has achieved in the last 14 years.

Gulf Business Machines (GBM), a systems integrator in the Gulf region, has appointed Philippe Jarre as the new chief executive officer, following Cesare Cardone's decision to retire after serving 14 years in the role.

Jarre, who officially took over the role from 1st June, 2014, is based at GBM's Dubai office, working closely with the company's offices throughout the Gulf region.

"GBM has seen tremendous success and growth under Cesare's leadership, and he will be greatly missed, but we are confident that Philippe will bring a strong, long-term strategy to take the company to the next level," commented Jalal Mohammed Jalal, chairman at GBM. "We are delighted to welcome Philippe on board and his understanding of the rapidly evolving IT landscape will support GBM's vision for the future."

Jarre is an experienced professional, with extensive international expertise, spanning the US and Europe. He joins GBM from his most recent role with IBM, as general manager for Global Strategic Outsourcing Business based in Ireland.

Jarre added: "I'm very excited to be joining GBM. What Cesare has achieved in the last 14 years is truly impressive and he has set the bar high for me as his successor. When I look at GBM, I see a leader in the market and this is a position which we need to defend and build upon. GBM is well positioned and strong and we have ambitious targets but I believe that together we can achieve them."

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