Recently, Google Cloud has announced the appointment of Bader Almadi as the Country Manager, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia at Google Cloud.
Based in Riyadh, Bader is mainly responsible for powering the Google Cloud’s strategy across the Kingdom. His professional remit covers growing Google Cloud’s team in Saudi Arabia and supporting the growth and scaling of customers across a variety of industries spanning Retail, Healthcare, Financial Services, Entertainment, and several others. Bader will also focus on scaling Google Cloud’s partnership ecosystem in the kingdom.
Bader is a 16-year Information technology arena and tech sales leadership veteran and has expertise in this role. He joins Google Cloud from Dell Technologies, where he was Country Enterprise Director for Telecom, Cloud, and Financial Services industries powering in the relationship with Saudi conglomerates like STC, Zain, and Mobily, and customers in Banking and Cloud Services providers.
AbdulRahman Al Thehaiban, Managing Director, Middle East, Turkey, and Africa at Google Cloud stated: “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. KSA 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.”
Prior to his extensive eight years with Dell in KSA, Bader began his career in 2006 with Cisco as the Service Account manager. He then moved to Oracle in 2009, where over the next four years he focused on client management in the Financial Services industry. In 2012, he then moved to EMC where he took up the role of Education Sector manager, leading sales efforts with educational institutions in the kingdom.
Industry sources added that in 2017, Bader had worked with the Ministry of Communication and Information Technology (MCIT) of Saudi Arabia as an advisor to H.E. The Minister on international partnerships. Bader led several partnership initiatives that strengthened the Kingdom’s presence in the international arena with technology corporations, non-government organizations (NGOs), and not-for-profit organizations (NPOs). Bader led significant initiatives throughout this role such as the Kingdom’s participation in the World Economic Forum. He also served as the Saudi representative of the Digital Economy Taskforce at the G20 Summit.