Waseela, the leading regional Information and Communication Technology (ICT) system integrator, announced today the appointment of Mr. Bilal Al Anani as its Chief Technology Officer. Mr. Bilal, who holds an M.Sc. in Electrical Engineering Systems from the University of Michigan with more than 18 years of industry experience, joins Waseela from Cisco Systems where he held senior positions for the last 10 years.
Mr. Bilal commented on this appointment by stating that “It is really an exciting time to join Waseela to lead its technology strategy. Waseela has proven itself as a leading master system integrator in the Middle East. The ICT industry is currently going through a major transformation where the drive towards operational efficiency and automation is increasingly demanding more complex systems, which in turn is creating unique opportunities for experienced and innovative system integrators like Waseela.” Mr. Bilal stated that he will be working on reinforcing Waseela’s technical edge and expanding its current portfolio of solutions and services. “We will focus on emerging technologies in the field of IoT/M2M, network intelligence and automation systems that are relevant to our region and provide the highest value to our customers.”
Waseela’s CEO, Dr. Samer Taha, stated that the appointment of Mr. Bilal as the CTO of Waseela adds significant value to the company’s technical and engineering capabilities at this critical time Waseela’s journey. Mr. Bilal is entrusted with the responsibility of shaping and advancing Waseela’s technology strategy and aligning its solutions and services around this strategy. As Waseela is approaching its tenth year in operations, it is undergoing a technology strategy review and reshaping; Mr. Bilal will be playing the key role in that process.