Arabtec appoints new CIO
Dubai, May 2, 2013
Arabtec Holding, a leading construction company in Mena region specialising in complex projects, has appointed Gordon Jack as the company's new chief information officer.
In his new role, Jack will lead the overall strategic direction and business contribution of the information systems function and manage the implementation of technology, information accessibility and integrated systems which are essential to the strategic and operational objectives of the group, said a statement from Arabtec.
Jack joins Arabtec with over 30 years of experience as a senior IT professional, having directed major change programmes in large global organisations, including mergers and acquisitions.
He has also led negotiations and relationships with major IT service providers including Hewlett Packard, SAP, IBM, Microsoft and Oracle, it stated.
Hasan Abdullah Ismaik, the managing director and CEO of Arabtec Holding said: “We are delighted to welcome Gordon during this significant time in our company’s growth. His wealth of IT experience is essential to our ambitious strategic and operational goals enabling increasing access and collaboration of information across the group.”
Jack was most recently VP and head of Enterprise Platform Management (EPM) for Nokia Corporation where he was responsible for leading a team of 200 IT professionals in developing and managing e-commerce operational environments and architecture.
Prior to joining Nokia, Jack had worked progressively through British Airways, delivering effective IT operations and integrated systems worldwide. As the company’s revenue optimisation manager of World Sales, he played a key role in the company’s substantial success in the mid-1990s, said the statement.-TradeArabia News Service