Press Release

07 March 2017

Dubai – GBI, a global cloud, connectivity and content enabler, announces the appointment of Mohamed Saro as Chief Commercial Officer. Saro will play a key role in GBI’s transformational journey by contributing to the organization next phase of growth.

Amr Eid, Chief Executive Officer of GBI said, “Mohamed’s breadth of expertise overseeing business strategies, ability to develop creative sales models for international portfolios and proven track record of expanding companies’ footprint and their entry into core markets are the perfect fit for our company which is committed to deliver value to customers, partners and shareholders.”

Mohamed Saro said, “I am honored to join such an agile and innovative company that has left an imprint on the global telecom map. I look forward to working with the team in crafting business strategies and exploring emerging business opportunities across different verticals.”
Saro, an industry veteran, has extensive and versatile experience in the telecom and subsea cable fields in international markets spanning Asia, Europe and the Middle East. He has played a pivotal role in mega submarine projects in the Middle East as part of Telecom Egypt’s submarine cable business. As part of his portfolio overseeing the International Customers’ Data and undersea cable business within Telecom Egypt’s International Customers Business Unit, Saro was instrumental in maximizing the company’s revenues by capitalizing on the assets of the company’s international network that led to an overall increase in Egypt’s capacity.

Prior to GBI, Saro has held a number of industry leadership roles including Vice President of Global Data and IP Solutions at Sygmatel where his portfolio encompassed consultancy for operators, carriers and multi-national corporates across the subsea and international infrastructure value chain. Saro was also a Technical Operations Director of TEData – the largest Internet provider in Egypt and a subsidiary of Telecom Egypt.
Saro holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Communications and Electronics Engineering from Cairo University and post graduate studies in Business from the German University in Cairo.