Cisco appointed of Ali Al Lawati as General Manager for Oman. In his new role, Ali Al Lawati will work closely with public and private sector organizations to help enable their digital transformation journeys.
“Ali’s appointment reflects our commitment to developing local talent regionally, particularly in leadership roles where qualified professionals are able to bring to bear their experience and acute understanding of market dynamics,” said Shukri Eid, Managing Director, East Region, Cisco Middle East. “The high caliber of Omani human capital available is a testament to the Sultanate’s ability to link the educational system to the growing requirements of a modern labor force.”
As General Manager of Cisco’s Oman operations, Ali Al Lawati will drive Cisco’s support of the Digital Oman Strategy, which aims to advance the development of the ICT industry. Its key pillars are the development of human resources, as well as the national digital infrastructure and governance. In his role, Ali will use the growing Cisco portfolio of solutions to strengthen collaboration with the Omani government and Cisco’s partner network to make sure that Cisco remains the partner of choice for digitization.
“Ali’s appointment comes at an exciting time as the Omani government prioritizes technology as a key contributor to the Sultanate’s long-term prosperity and a main driver of growth across key sectors,” said Fady Younes, Deputy Managing Director and Operations Director for the East Region, Cisco Middle East.
“I am excited to join the Cisco team. As a global technology company, Cisco has well-tested practices in enabling digital transformation,” said Ali Al Lawati, General Manager, Oman, Cisco Middle East. “As organizations in Oman seek to optimize costs and drive efficiencies, there is immense potential for growth in area such as mobility, security, cloud, big data, and analytics. With our expansive portfolio of smart solutions and outcome-based approach, Cisco is better-placed to support businesses in implementing their digital roadmaps.”
With more than 20 years of experience in the Omani ICT market, Ali Al Lawati has held various roles within the sector, including CEO and Consultant and Head of Projects, in addition to having served on the Board of Directors for a commercial data center entity. Prior to joining Cisco, Ali was the CEO of Nasma Telecommunications and the Head of IT and Telecommunications Projects at Petroleum Development Oman.