Oracle strengthens Middle East leadership amid cloud business growth

Leopoldo Boado, Oracle

As part of its commitment to deliver the most modern cloud technologies and infrastructure for the region, Oracle has announced the appointment of Leopoldo Boado as the Senior Vice President, Business Applications for Eastern, Central Europe and Middle East Africa (ECEMEA) region and Marwan Alzughaibi as the new Business Applications Leader for Saudi Arabia.

The appointments follow the announcement that Oracle’s first cloud data centre for the region has gone live in Jeddah. The infrastructure roadmap for the region includes three more ‘cloud infrastructure regions’ for the GCC – one additional region in Saudi Arabia and two in the UAE.

Speaking about the region, Boado said, “Middle East is an exciting region, with some terrific digital initiatives already underway. Above everything else, our focus is on being closer to our customers to help accelerate their digital transformation journeys. We define our success by our customers’ success, whether it is responding to growing demands, reengineering efficient operations or developing new business models. With 1,100+ cloud applications, we are geared to provide businesses with an unparalleled choice through the world’s most complete and innovative suite of applications. This puts us in a unique position to deliver the business resilience and innovation that our customers need today.”

Boado also believes that recent months have demonstrated the need for organisations to be able to accelerate their digital transformation utilising cloud-based solutions, to have the flexibility and agility to adjust to changing market conditions.

Meanwhile, Oracle is witnessing rapid adoption of its cloud applications in the Middle East. DP World; Emirates NBD; Dubai Airports; Galadari Automobiles; Nissan Middle East; Emaar; AW Rostamani; Kamal Osman Jamjoom Group; Ducab; du telecom; First Abu Dhabi Bank and many more are driving major transformation with Oracle Cloud Applications.

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