Posted on November 06, 2013

SAP MENA has announced the appointment of Mohamed Helmy as the  Country Manager for Qatar.

Reporting directly to Gergi Abboud, Managing Director, SAP Gulf, Helmy will play a significant role in supporting SAP’s ambitious expansion in Qatar, which is one of the company’s key strategic markets in the region. Helmy has more than 20 years top level IT industry experience and is expected to place a strong emphasis on catalyzing emerging innovations such as analytics, mobility, cloud and in-memory computing.

In particular, Helmy brings strong experience and leadership related to eGovernment, telecommunications, oil and gas, energy and utilities. He has held several senior leadership positions most recently in STRS where he managed its Middle East & Africa operations. In addition he has held senior roles at Cisco, smart-grid pioneers BPL Global, Oracle and Microsoft.

Mohamed Helmy - SAP

“SAP has made a strong commitment to deliver business value to customers and partners across Qatar, and I am delighted to help support this positive momentum,” said Helmy.

“SAP is a company with an extremely forward-looking and influential strategy, which presents unique opportunities in Qatar. From boosting entire industries with innovation and creating new jobs to training local talent and unlocking new opportunities, the road ahead is filled with potential.”

Gergi Abboud, Managing Director, SAP Gulf, said: “Mohamed is a fantastic new addition to our Gulf team, and his proven track-record will be invaluable as we seek to expand and solidify our market leadership in Qatar.”

Qatar Airways flies 3 times weekly to Belgrade, Serbia starting 20th November