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| 07 March, 2018

GBM appoints Wadad Kafka as new Vice-President of Services

Wadad Kafka as Vice-President of Services, effective February 2018.

GBM appoints Wadad Kafka as new Vice-President of Services

Gulf Business Machines (GBM), the region’s number one provider of IT solutions, has appointed Wadad Kafka as Vice-President of Services, effective February 2018. She will be based out of GBM’s regional headquarters in Dubai, United Arab Emirates.

In her new role, Wadad will be responsible for building the managed services capabilities for GBM and reinventing their professional services portfolio around hybrid cloud. She will also support GBM in becoming the leading hybrid cloud and digital solutions partner in the region by 2020.

Commenting on the appointment, Martin Tarr, CEO of GBM, said: “We are excited to welcome Wadad to GBM’s management team. With over two decades of experience in building, transforming, and growing businesses successfully on a global and regional level, Wadad is a strong addition to the growing GBM family. We look forward to working alongside Wadad, using her skills and knowledge to help shape GBM’s future during this most transformative time.”

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Wadad, who has more than 23 years of industry experience, joins GBM from Hewlett Packard Enterprise, where she held a variety of leadership roles globally throughout her time with them. Most recently, she served as the EMEA Senior Director of Hybrid Cloud Consulting Services where she was responsible for leading the hybrid IT & cloud services business across Europe, the Middle East, and Africa.

Wadad holds a Master of Science degree from the Technical University of Zagreb, Croatia and an Executive MBA from California State University in the United States. A linguist, she speaks five languages, including Arabic, Croatian, English, French, and German.

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About Gulf Business Machines (GBM)

Founded and operating in the region since 1990, GBM is the number one provider of IT solutions, leveraging industry leading technologies to drive real business results for clients. GBM is the sole distributor for IBM – excluding selected IBM products and services – throughout the GCC, apart from Saudi Arabia. GBM’s momentum was further enhanced in 1999, when the company secured the Cisco portfolio. Most recently GBM was named as the Apple Authorized Systems Integrator for the UAE.

GBM offers an extensive range of IT infrastructure, solutions and services ranging from consulting, resource deployment and integration to after-sales support. The company has offices in the UAE (Abu Dhabi, Dubai, and Sharjah), Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Bahrain, and Pakistan.

Continuously recognized by its international partners, this year GBM has been awarded as IBM's Top Business Partner, Cisco's Middle East Partner of the Year, and Channel Customer Satisfaction Excellence, the highest distinction a partner can achieve within the Cisco Channel Partner Program.

For more information please visit www.gbmme.com

© Press Release 2018