Orange appoints KSA country manager
Mohammad Turki Al-Otaibi has previously held positions in Ericsson Saudi Arabia and Royal Commission for Jubail & Yanbu
Orange Business Services has appointed Mohammad Turki Al-Otaibi to replace Laurent Marini as country manager for Saudi Arabia.
The new country manager is expected to head up Orange's existing projects in the country, which includes an ongoing collaboration with Al Ra'idah Investment to help develop the King Abdullah Financial District (KAFD).
Commenting on the appointment, Richard Van Wageningen, senior vice president, indirect, Middle East, Africa and Russia, Orange Business Services said: "Saudi Arabia is central to the strategy of Orange Business Services in the Middle East. The innovations and global expertise and capabilities of Orange are being leveraged in support of Saudi Arabia's economic goals as set out in the country's 2030 vision."
He added: "The appointment of Mohammad Turki Al-Otaibi as country manager will help us drive our business forward to further develop some of the unique business opportunities that are coming from the rapid economic growth that is being driven by major infrastructure projects and smart city developments here."
Holding more than 20 years of experience working in both the enterprise and government sectors, the Saudi-national's careers includes a number of high-profile leadership roles, which includes serving as VP for Sales and Solutions at Ericsson Saudi Arabia. He also served as project manager with the Royal Commission for Jubail & Yanbu.
Al-Otaibi holds an MBA from the University of Hull and a bachelor's degree in Information Computer Science from the King Saud University, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.