Salman Faqeeh named MD of Cisco Saudi Arabia

Managing Director of Cisco Saudi Arabia
 Salman Faqeeh
Updated 20 October 2018

Salman Faqeeh named MD of Cisco Saudi Arabia

Cisco has announced the appointment of Salman Abdulghani Faqeeh as managing director for Cisco Saudi Arabia replacing Haytham Abdulrahman Al-Ohali, vice minister of communications and information technology.

In his new position, Faqeeh will be spearheading Cisco’s operations in Saudi Arabia, focusing toward the vision and strategy of digital transformation agenda in the Kingdom, and leading plans and programs across various sectors in line with Saudi Vision 2030 and the National Transformation Program. 

Faqeeh brings with him a wealth of experience from his diverse roles and positions. 

He has previously implemented a nationwide vision and strategy that provides value to Cisco customers and partners.

“Saudi Arabia’s commitment of making the most of modern technology to deliver positive economic and social results makes the Kingdom a thriving and promising market. We are undoubtedly witnessing a pivotal change in the Kingdom’s path to economic growth and development,” said David Meads, vice president, Middle East and Africa.

“I am confident that Salman Faqeeh makes this transition phase easier and smoother, as he has extensive experience with Cisco and has a distinguished leadership qualities and business insight.”

Faqeeh said: “I am really looking forward to serving to the best of my abilities as Cisco’s managing director and will dedicate my efforts toward leveraging our digital transformation capabilities to achieve a prosperous future for Saudi Arabia.” 

Jaguar achieves strong growth in Saudi market

Updated 23 January 2019

Jaguar achieves strong growth in Saudi market

Mohamed Yousuf Naghi Motors (MYNM), the authorized dealer of Jaguar Land Rover in Saudi Arabia, has announced strong growth within the local automotive market during 2018 with sales showing a significant increase compared to 2017.

“Jaguar is one of the most prestigious automotive brands and owning a Jaguar vehicle is highly desirable among motorists worldwide,” said Andre Bonthuys, managing director of Jaguar Land Rover at MYNM. “However, it’s more affordable than most people think, due to competitive pricing, made even more attractive by our new five-year comprehensive service package which enables customers to enjoy worry-free ownership of their Jaguar. With a growing range of products within the Jaguar family, our customers now have a wide variety of sedans, SUVs and sports cars to choose from, all maintain the pure Jaguar DNA.

“Jaguar launched its first SUV, the F-Pace, in 2016, which is still showing a strong presence year after year with continuous sales growth during 2017 and 2018, followed by the 2018 launch of the new compact performance E-Pace designed to appeal to younger families and the Kingdom’s huge youth market.”

Several strategic marketing initiatives also played an important role in increasing familiarity and popularity of the Jaguar brand. Prompted by the announcement of Saudi Arabia issuing driving licenses for women, Jaguar implemented its “Her Car Her Choice” initiative to educate women about Jaguar’s advanced safety factors, superior performance and state-of-the-art entertainment facilities. 

“The combination of beauty, luxury, safety and stylish design has attracted many females to purchase and experience Jaguar vehicles,” the automaker said in a statement.

To further increase brand awareness, in 2018 MYNM implemented a marketing campaign through various media channels, supported by a roadshow which visited the Kingdom’s main cities. The Jaguar Art of Performance Tour demonstrated the capabilities and performance of the leading British brand.

“Looking forward to further success in 2019, Mohamed Yousuf Naghi Motors continues to uphold its commitment to maintain the highest quality in providing its customers with a level of service that exceeds their highest expectations,” the press release said.