Riverbed Announces Updates to Leadership Team in GCC

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Riverbed announced key updates to its GCC leadership team as it looks to further expand its market share in the rapidly emerging Unified Observability space, while further strengthening its position as the leader in enterprise Acceleration. The company has promoted Ramzi Bsaibes to Regional Sales Director, Gulf and appointed Mohammed Kiki as its new Regional Director for Saudi Arabia.

Both Bsaibes and Kiki will report directly to Mena Migally, Regional Vice President, Emerging EMEA at Riverbed, who said, “Throughout 2022, we have enabled regional organisations to take back control of their IT environments by transforming overwhelming amounts of data into actionable insights that help drive performance and improve digital experiences. As organisations now come under pressure to optimise every investment, this same insight will empower them to unlock the full potential of their IT infrastructure. With their in-depth experience, both Ramzi and Mohammed will offer our enterprise customers the expert guidance they need to achieve this impactful outcome.”

Over the course of his 18+ year career in the regional IT industry, Bsaibes has held roles in Project Management, Technical Sales and Enterprise Sales. He has a proven track record in enabling large enterprises and government entities across multiple verticals – including Security and Defence, Oil and Gas, and BFSI – to identify and deploy technologies that best serve their business objectives. Most recently, Bsaibes held the position of Senior Sales Manager at Riverbed, where he developed a growth strategy for the Gulf markets while actively evolving, reshaping, and managing the company’s regional sales team.

“In my new role, my vision is to capitalise on the tremendous opportunity presented to Riverbed in the Gulf region with a focus on driving adoption of our market leading Unified Observability portfolio, Riverbed Alluvio. Together with my team, I will look to execute on this growth strategy while emphasising four core values – customer centricity, accountability, teamwork, and operational excellence,” said Ramzi Bsaibes, Regional Sales Director, Gulf, at Riverbed.

With Moueen Zahreddine taking on a newly established role as Strategic Accounts Director, focusing on some of the most prestigious customers across the Middle East, Riverbed has appointed Mohammed Kiki as the new Regional Director for Saudi Arabia. Kiki will lead the company’s expansion in the Kingdom, spearheading the growth of its local team with strategic hires, and strengthening its channel ecosystem. He has over 21+ years of experience in managing operations for leading technology companies in Saudi Arabia. Having held leadership positions at technology companies including Citrix, Oracle, NetApp, and Cisco, Kiki has developed a wealth of experience in driving the adoption of best-of-breed technologies that have a significant impact across the country’s digital landscape.

Commenting on his appointment, Mohammed Kiki, Regional Director for Saudi Arabia, said, “The incredible appetite for digital innovation in Saudi Arabia has very recently been evidenced with a record-breaking turnout at LEAP this year. As the Kingdom progresses boldly forward with Vision 2030, Riverbed – with our market leading Unified Observability and Acceleration solutions – is strongly positioned to be a key enabler of the ongoing digital revolution. I am proud to take on this leadership role at an organisation that is ready to invest and demonstrate its firm commitment to its Saudi customers.”

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