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Hitachi Vantara, a wholly owned subsidiary of Hitachi, announced today the appointment of Walid Gomaa as its new General Manager for the Middle East and Pakistan.

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.”

Known amongst industry insiders for his result-oriented and structured approach, Gomaa joins Hitachi Vantara in Dubai, with a proven track record of leading and running major business operations. As part of his new role, Gomaa will steer the company’s vision of facilitating data-driven leaders to discover optimal value in their data to innovate intelligently whilst 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.

Excited about his appointment, Mr. Gomaa said, “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. 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 extensive experience working for a range of renowned technology firms such as Huawei Technologies, Hewlett Packard Enterprise, IBM, Oracle and GBM which he served in various capacities and across different Middle Eastern geographies.

The social media-savvy Mr. Gomaa, who is also known for his regular blogposts, not only highlighted his eagerness to further strengthen the firms’ customer-centric approach, but hopes to further deepen relationships with channel partners and resellers, as well as attract top talent helping the firm to grow revenues and drive growth in the region.

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