Airbus has appointed Andrew Forbes as the new head of Middle East and North Africa region for secure land communications. This is in line with the company's vision to maintain growth and development in the region for advanced communications and collaboration solution markets.
His appointment brings 36 years of experience in implementation, operation and management of geographically dispersed Information and Communication Technology (ICT) systems. In addition, Forbes has extensive experience in military communication services and has also worked for the NATO. Since joining Airbus in 2014, he has progressed to the role of a managing director, overseeing a team of 542 people.
With this appointment, Andrew Forbes will be responsible to build on Airbus' previous strong performances in delivering the latest Tetra technology in those regions. Furthermore, he will aim to target new markets and develop mission critical solutions tailored to customers' needs.
Speaking after the appointment, Andrew Forbes said “We strongly intend to intensify efforts made in the fields of public safety networks, defense, transportation, energy and other critical industries such as the mining sector, in order to bring forward innovative and customized solutions that surpass competitors. In the Middle East region in particular, we can build on our excellent existing customer relations.”