Movings and shakings: Tech Mahindra bets big on AI and blockchain, gets new Saudi Arabia sales VP

Also focusing on machine learning and 5G.
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India's Tech Mahindra is making big moves in Saudi Arabia.

Tech Mahindra has appointed Turki Abdullah Alnader as its new vice president of sales in Saudi Arabia, amid a renewed focus on expanding its business in the kingdom.

Tech Mahindra, part of the Mahindra Group business conglomerate, has been present in Saudi Arabia since 2006, catering to more than 30 active customers. The company has a combined presence of more than 1,000 associates in the country, including the team that came with the acquisition of Lightbridge Communications Corporation (LCC) in November 2014. Some of Tech Mahindra’s prominent customers in the country include large oil and gas companies, major petrochemical companies, one of the largest manufacturing groups, leading banks, and telecom companies.

Manish Agrawal, regional head of communications, media and entertainment business for the Middle East, Europe and Africa at Tech Mahindra, said Alnader's "rich experience and market knowledge" will be key for Tech Mahindra in the kingdom as its seeks to grow its business.

Alnader is a US-educated senior management professional with 14 years of experience in the telecom and related businesses, overseeing programmes and projects management, B2B sales, strategic planning and KPI (Key Performance Indicators) performance monitoring, financial and budgeting planning, network implementation and communications.

Of his appointment, he said: "I am excited to join a global digital transformation enterprise like Tech Mahindra, and look forward to leverage its expertise in the digital space to deliver next gen technology-enabled solutions and services in the Saudi market."

As part of the TechMNxt charter, Tech Mahindra is betting big on next-generation technologies like AI, blockchain, machine learning, cybersecurity and 5G. According to the company, this move will enable Tech Mahindra to leverage these technologies and solve the real business problems its customers currently face.

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