Cisco promotes Hani Raad to GM for MidEast West region
Raad joined Cisco over 11 years ago and has 24-year background of regional ICT sector experience
Cisco has revealed that Hani Raad has been appointed general manager for its West region in the Middle East.
Under his new role, Hani Raad will focus on Cisco's digital transformation initiatives in Kuwait, Bahrain, the Levant and Iraq, where he will work with Cisco's partner ecosystem to support government and private sector customers.
Raad will also leverage Cisco's growing portfolio of solutions and work to strengthen collaboration with governments and Cisco's partner network to ensure that Cisco remains the region's partner of choice for digitisation.
David Meads, vice president - Middle East & Africa, Cisco, said: "The appointment of Hani as general manager for the West region comes at a time when many governments across the region have drawn out national transformation programs in which maximising their digital economic output is given high priority.
"Hani is an experienced executive who brings a great deal of energy and commitment to this role, and I am confident that his market knowledge and depth of expertise will support our efforts as Cisco continues to play a leading role in developing the region's digital ecosystem."
"I look forward to my new role and am excited about the tremendous opportunities that are present across the countries I oversee," said Raad. "As a company at the forefront of digital business transformation with the broadest technology solutions, Cisco is well positioned to help accelerate the digital transformation of our customers in a meaningful way. By leveraging our global experience and industry-leading innovations we are able to help the region's organizations become future-ready as they transition towards the digital era."