Gulf Business Machines (GBM) has announced the appointment of Mike Weston as Chief Executive Officer (CEO) for the company’s regional operations based out of Dubai.
Weston joins from IBM, where he was most recently the Chief Revenue Officer for IBM’s MEA operations.
“The board is delighted to announce Mike’s appointment as GBM’s CEO,” said Marwan Faraj Bin Hamoodah, GBM Chairman. “His decades of experience working in leadership roles for global IT players such as Cisco and IBM, with a proven track record in transforming businesses make him perfectly suited to lead GBM at this pivotal time in our growth journey. We believe Mike, alongside the executive management team, will continue to build on GBM’s success over the past overseeing employee development and creating value for stakeholders. The Board looks forward to Mike’s contribution to GBM and its customers across the region.”
Weston has over 30 years of experience, holding multi-leadership roles in technology companies across Europe Middle East and Asia Pacific. Most recently, he had relocated with IBM from Asia to the United Arab Emirates, with the goal of transforming and leading the Technology Group business to growth, whilst overseeing and supporting many other aspects of the business.
“I am delighted to be joining GBM at such an exciting time and I’m looking forward to working with the team here to build on the successes of the past 33 years,” commented Weston. “GBM has made immense strides over the past three decades to establish and cement itself as a leading digital solutions provider in the region, and together with the team, I will continue to leverage and strengthen GBM’s strategic alliances and relationships with customers and vendors, while strengthening this growth trajectory focusing on the latest technology offerings.”