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Frank Dai named new president of Huawei Cloud Middle East logo 12/10/2021 Divsha Bhat
Frank Dai, President of HUAWEI CLOUD Middle East © Motivate Publishing Frank Dai, President of HUAWEI CLOUD Middle East

Huawei has appointed Frank Dai as the new President of its cloud business in the Middle East region.

With 10 years of experience, nine of which have been spent at Huawei Middle East, Dai has held several key positions in the company including president of Huawei Cloud and AI business group in the UAE.

Speaking on his appointment, Dai added: “The opening of our region in Abu Dhabi, combined with the digitisation trends in the post-covid era, will only accelerate this growth. I look forward to overseeing what will undoubtedly be one of the most exciting periods for our business in the region.”

The appointment comes as Huawei Cloud business growth accelerates worldwide. In 2020, it ranked number five in the global IaaS market. Huawei Cloud has also established more than 20,000 partners, attracted 2.3 million developers, and released more than 4,500 applications in the cloud market.

The cloud division aims to provide the best public cloud services in the region including optimal latency and ultimate experience. The availability of infrastructure in the region also addresses data sovereignty and data security for the government and regulated industries.

To support a wider cloud rollout, Huawei has unveiled several programmes to help the region cultivate digital experts and build the local ecosystem. It recently announced a support programme for developing 3,000 cloud experts in the region as part of the Huawei Cloud Oasis Programme.

Huawei plans to invest $15m over the next three years in a newly unveiled Huawei Cloud Oasis Programme aimed at accelerating the development of technology enterprises and ecosystems in the Middle East.

Read: Huawei to invest $15m in Middle East cloud programme

The new programme was launched during the second edition of the Huawei cloud Summit held virtually this year on September 15, 2021. The annual event connects business leaders, industry visionaries, and Huawei partners to build a more dynamic ecosystem for collaboration and shared success.

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