In this role, Shihabi will provide leadership for HP’s enterprise business in the region while building close customer relationships to create best-in-class client experience.
In his new role, Shihabi will have responsibility for Bahrain, Egypt, Jordan Kuwait, Lebanon, Oman, Qatar, and UAE.
Shihabi, a US national, will report to Santiago Cortes, MD, HP Middle East and Africa (MEMA) and VP, Enterprise Business, HP MEMA. Shihabi joins HP from Smartworld, where he served for the last two years as the CEO.
“We are pleased to have Shihabi joining HP and taking on the responsibility of leading HP in Middle East, which is such an important and fast growing market, says Cortes. “We look forward to continued growth across our Enterprise Business in the Middle East. Shihabi’s leadership experience as a CEO, his international experience, his strong sales and operations background, and his understanding of the importance of attracting and developing top talent will be invaluable in his new role,” Cortes continues.
HP has appointed Eyad Shihabi to the position of MD and enterprise business lead for the Middle East, effective 5th October, 2010.