Hitachi Vantara, a wholly owned subsidiary of Hitachi, has named Walid Gomaa as general manager for the Middle East & Pakistan.
As part of his role, Gomaa will steer the company’s vision of facilitating data-driven leaders to discover optimal value in their data to innovate intelligently while reaching outcomes that develop businesses worldwide and society.
He will lead the firm’s commercial growth and direct its regional operations including its revolutionaly automation-based and accelerator platform, REAN Cloud.
“It is a great pleasure to join Hitachi Vantara at this mission-critical point in which the region undergoes tremendous change, offering access to very promising markets,” Gomaa said.
“We are listening to our customers as well as to our channel partners and know that there is a great appetite to embark on a digital transformation journey.
“Supporting their goals, our key focus remains our commitment to them, which ultimately contributes to our continued success in the Middle East and Pakistan.”
Gomaa has previously worked for Huawei Technologies, Hewlett Packard Enterprise, IBM, Oracle and GBM.
Speaking about the appointment, Tom Pegrume, vice president, EMEA emerging markets at Hitachi Vantara, said: “With over 30 years of industry experience and a deep understanding of the Middle East – a market with growing importance for us - Walid represents the perfect candidate to drive Hitachi Vantana’s ambitious business strategy.
“We have complete trust that his appointment will strengthen our presence in the region and are thrilled to have him join Hitachi Vantara.”