Citrix Appoints New Country Manager for Saudi Arabia

Citrix Systems has announced the appointment of Mohammed Kiki as Country Manager in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA). With almost two decades experience in sales management, business development, and strategic planning within KSA, he will drive the acceleration to cloud of customer environments in the country to enable both business continuity and business transformation to new work models, such as remote working. He reports to Taj El-Khayat, regional director, Middle East and North Africa (MENA) at Citrix and will be based in Riyadh.

“At a time when the world is transitioning due to the new virtual world and the new remote workspace, it is a great opportunity to join the Citrix team”, says Mohammed Kiki, country manager, Saudi Arabia at Citrix. “We are not only deploying cutting-edge technologies to keep our customers’ businesses connected and secured, but are also starting a new charter and reinforcing Citrix commitment to the Kingdom’s talent and workforce development, and its dynamic shift towards cloud and digitization.”

Mohammed Kiki has significant technical and sales expertise in both software and hardware fields, as well as deep understanding of the Kingdom’s private and public sectors. He joins Citrix from Oracle where he was responsible for the Autonomous Cloud Team and has previously held senior roles at companies like NetApp’s, Cisco and Dell. Mohammed holds a bachelor’s degree in computer science engineering from King Fahd University of Petroleum and Engineering, and studied Strategic Management in Harvard University (USA).

Taj El-Khayat, regional director, MENA, Citrix says, “Citrix is closely aligned to the Saudi Arabia’s Vision 2030 and the nation’s technology-led transformation. In current times, as the country’s government and businesses continue to adapt to the new normal of remote work and adopt hybrid multi cloud strategies, we are excited to have Kiki bringing his leadership and results-driven approach to Citrix to drive awareness and growth around digital workspaces and cloud networking.”

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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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