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Gulf Business Machines Oman appoints Mahmoud El Kordy as general manager

As GBM ’ s general manager , he will work hand-in-hand with GBM ’ s clients in the Sultanate , as they embark on their digital transformation journeys .
El Kordy brings over 30 years of experience in the IT industry across multiple geographies and joins GBM from IBM Middle East and Africa where he held several sales and leadership positions across systems and Big Data and analytics . Prior to that , El Kordy was in IBM Europe for several years leading services sales .
Mahmoud El Kordy , General Manager , Gulf Business Machines Oman

Gulf Business Machines Oman has announced the appointment of Mahmoud El Kordy as general manager succeeding Eddy Abboud .

In his new role , El Kordy will continue leading GBM Oman ’ s efforts in support of the Sultanate ’ s Digital Strategy , which strives to transform Oman into a modern digital society .
El Kordy said : “ I am very excited to lead GBM ’ s Oman operations to drive the company ’ s strategy aimed at accelerating the Oman digital transformation and aligning with Oman vision 2040 . Our focus will be around Hybrid Cloud , AI and Security to meet The National Programme for Digital Economy .”
Mahmoud holds a bachelor ’ s degree in Engineering and a master ’ s degree from Maastricht School of Management in the Netherlands .
GBM Oman is a 100 % Omani-owned company with more than 30 years of experience . Today , the company consists of over 110 highly skilled professionals from 13 countries , of which 48 % are Omanis .

KROHNE delivers insights to inspire the next generation of engineers in Oman

KROHNE Group , a global manufacturer and full scope supplier of process instrumentation , measurement solutions and services , has delivered its first knowledge sharing seminar workshop at the Middle East College .

Anticipated to be the first of several sessions , the engineering experts dedicated an afternoon in Muscat to give real-world industrial and business-related insights to students to enhance their existing studies and broaden potential career horizons .
“ KROHNE has spent the last 100 years delivering creative solutions to our industry partners and customers . Expanding our knowledge-sharing capabilities to try and inspire the engineers and computer scientists of the future is something we take great joy in so were extremely pleased to be given this opportunity by the MEC team . We hope that this initial session achieved this goal and look forward to seeing where this working relationship develops , between our respective people , across education , research and development ,” said Frank Janssens , Vice President , KROHNE Middle East and Africa .
Middle East College , known colloquially as MEC , is one of the leading
higher education institutions in the Sultanate of Oman accredited by
Oman Academic Accreditation Authority ( OAAA ). The private college is home to over 4,500 students from the region and across the world .
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