Google Cloud has announced the appointment of Bader Almadi as country manager for Saudi Arabia.
Based in Riyadh, Almadi is responsible for leading Google Cloud’s strategy across the Kingdom. His professional remit covers growing Google Cloud’s team in the country, and supporting the growth and scaling of customers across a variety of industries spanning retail, healthcare, financial services, entertainment and several others. Almadi will also focus on scaling Google Cloud’s partnership ecosystem in the Kingdom.
Almadi brings 16 years of information technology and tech sales leadership and expertise to this role. He joins Google Cloud from Dell Technologies, where he was country enterprise director for telecom, cloud and financial services industries, leading the relationship with Saudi conglomerates such as stc, Zain and Mobily, and customers in banking and cloud services providers.
Prior to his extensive eight years with Dell in the Kingdom, Almadi began his career in 2006 with Cisco as the service account manager. He moved to Oracle in 2009, where over the next four years he focused on client management in the financial services industry. In 2012, he moved to EMC, where he took up the role of education sector manager, leading sales efforts with educational institutions in the Kingdom.
In 2017, Almadi worked with the Ministry of Communication and Information Technology of Saudi Arabia as an adviser to the minister on international partnerships. He led several partnership initiatives that strengthened the Kingdom’s presence in the international arena with technology corporations, nongovernment organizations, and not-for-profit organizations. Almadi led significant initiatives throughout this role such as the Kingdom’s participation at the World Economic Forum. He also served as the Saudi representative of the Digital Economy Taskforce at the G20 Summit.
“It is with great pleasure that we welcome Bader to the team as we continue to expand Google Cloud’s presence in the Middle East,” said Abdul Rahman Al-Thehaiban, managing director, Middle East, Turkey and Africa, at Google Cloud.
Saudi Arabia is one of our key markets in the Middle East and we are committed to supporting our Saudi customers on their digital transformation journey with Google Cloud’s innovative solutions. Bader, who brings a wealth of expertise to the team, will be spearheading the next phase of growth and expansion into the Saudi market,” said Abdul Rahman Al-Thehaiban, managing director, Middle East, Turkey and Africa, at Google Cloud.