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GBM Gets new GM for Oman

Gulf Business Machines (GBM) has appointed Eddy Abboud as General Manager of the company’s Oman business, effective August 2018. In his new role, Eddy will be responsible for spearheading GBM Oman’s efforts in support of the Sultanate’s Digital Oman Strategy, which strives to transform Oman into a modern digital society. He will also oversee client relationships in the Sultanate, supporting public and private sector organizations as they embark on their digital transformation journeys.

“Eddy has been part of the GBM community for over 10 years and we are thrilled to welcome him on-board our leadership team in Oman”, said Martin Tarr, CEO of GBM. “We are witnessing the Omani government increasingly prioritize technology development across the Sultanate as they recognize the instrumental role it plays in their efforts to transition into a knowledge-based economy, as outlined in their Vision 2020 plan. As the region’s most trusted provider of IT solutions with a presence in Oman spanning almost three decades, GBM will continue to develop expertise that could contribute to the growth of sultanate’s tech industry.”

An industry veteran, Eddy’s successful career spans over two decades across several Middle Eastern countries. Having worked with GBM for over 10 years, Eddy began his career in the GBM Dubai office as a Project Manager. His most recent role was based out of the GBM Abu Dhabi office, where he was the Director of Corporate Transformation and Shared Services.

Commenting on his appointment, Eddy stated: “With the Omani government continuing to highlight the importance of private and public sector ICT investment as crucial drivers of their long-term visions and priorities, I cannot think of a more exciting time to be in the Sultanate. I am very excited to be working with our clients in Oman and am looking forward to making my mark.”

Originally from Beirut, Lebanon, Eddy comes from a trilingual background as he speaks French, English and Arabic fluently. He holds a bachelor’s and master’s degree from the American University of Culture & Education in Beirut, Lebanon. He also holds an Executive Education diploma in Leadership from Harvard Business School.

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Chris Fernando

Chris N. Fernando is an experienced media professional with over two decades of journalistic experience. He is the Editor of Arabian Reseller magazine, the authoritative guide to the regional IT industry. Follow him on Twitter (@chris508) and Instagram (@chris2508).

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