Gulf Business Machines names new CEO
Manama, June 5, 2014
Bahrain-based Gulf Business Machines (GBM), a provider of customised IT solutions in the Gulf, has appointed Philippe Jarre as its new chief executive.
Jarre replaces Cesare Cardone who has decided to retire after 14 years in the role, reported the Gulf Daily News, our sister publication.
Jarre's extensive international expertise spans the US and Europe.
"GBM has seen tremendous success and growth under Cesare's leadership, and he will be greatly missed," said GBM chairman Jalal Mohammed Jalal.
"But we are confident that Philippe will bring a strong, long-term strategy to take the company to the next level.
"We are delighted to welcome Philippe on board, and his understanding of the rapidly evolving IT landscape will support GBM's vision for the future," he added.
The new chief executive has assumed the role from the start of this month. He will be based at GBM's Dubai office, working closely with the company's offices throughout the Gulf.
"When I look at GBM, I see a leader in the market, and this is a position which we need to defend and build upon," stated Jarre.
"GBM is well positioned and strong and we have ambitious targets but I believe that together we can achieve them," he added.-TradeArabia News Service