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​Zoom appoints ​Mohannad AlKalash as new managing director for METAP

by Madaline Dunn

Zoom Video Communications, Inc. has appointed Mohannad AlKalash as the new managing director for the Middle East, Turkey, Africa, and Pakistan (METAP), it has been announced.

In his new role, AlKalash will oversee Zoom’s growth journey in METAP, leading efforts to expand and introduce products and solutions aligned with Saudi Arabia’s national transformation through Vision 2030.

Prior to joining Zoom, AlKalash was Regional Sales Manager for Cisco, following a role as a territory manager for strategic accounts in Saudi Arabia’s security, cyber and defence sector. 

It was shared that he is currently a member and advisor on several boards, including CyberxWorld, a multinational cybersecurity awareness platform he founded, as well as Prince Sultan University and Princess Nourah Bint Abdulrahman University. He also holds an MBA from the University of Manchester.

“As we deepen our commitment to METAP markets with a new regional office in Saudi Arabia, we are thrilled to welcome Mohannad, who brings more than 20 years of experience in the digital space, including UCaaS, cybersecurity, ERP, and cloud services for world-class digital applications,” commented Frederik Maris, Head of EMEA at Zoom. 

Speaking about the appointment AlKalash said: “I am tremendously excited to be joining Zoom at this juncture of growth and innovation within the company, but also in Saudi Arabia and the METAP region. Our strategic priorities align with the transformations of countries in this region, including Saudi Vision 2030, with a focus on leveraging AI and machine learning to enhance communication efficiency and security while offering scalable UCaaS solutions suitable for businesses of all sizes.”

Adding: “We will continue to stay ahead of technological advancements and customer expectations and develop new features that cater to the evolving needs of the Saudi and METAP markets. Importantly, we are also committed to hiring from the local workforce, supporting the participation of Saudis in the private sector while securing world-class talent to help us realize our goals.”

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