Abdulrahman bin Mohammed Al-Thehaiban is the newly appointed managing director of Google Cloud for the Middle East, Turkey and Africa region (META).
Al-Thehaiban, who received an executive master’s degree in international business in 2004 from the University of Edinburgh, has spent 25 years at Oracle, where he served as senior vice president of technology in the Middle East, Africa, and Eastern and Central Europe regions.
Before joining Oracle in 1996 as Saudi Arabia’s sales manager, Al-Thehaiban owned a leading software solutions consultancy firm specializing in application development for Unix, Informix and Oracle. Within three years of joining Oracle, Al-Thehaiban helped grow the business, making Saudi Arabia a high revenue market for the company.
In September 2010, he was promoted to vice president for the MENA region. In 2016, he became a senior vice president for the Middle East, North-South Africa, Turkey and Central Asia.
Al-Thehaiban, a father of four and an innovation supporter, has played a key role in leading a number of capacity-building initiatives inside and outside Oracle. He also helped Oracle establish a computing center in Saudi Arabia. He has been an executive board member of the Young Arab Leaders and is a member of the Sawa’ed program, which was launched in 2008 by the Mohammed bin Rashid Al-Maktoum Foundation to encourage creative projects that support development in the Arab world through technology.
For six successive years beginning in 2015, he was honored by Forbes Middle East magazine for being one of the top executives in the region.