Tech Mahindra appoints Murtaza Adil as Country Manager for KSA and Bahrain

08 June 2018 3 min. read

Indian IT firm Tech Mahindra has appointed Murtaza Adil as its new Enterprise division Country Manager for Saudi Arabia and Bahrain.

A twenty-year veteran of the IT industry, Adil has twelve years of professional experience in the Middle East, previously working in Saudi Arabia with Tata Consulting Services and another big Indian information-tech firm in HCL technologies. Adil will now serve as Tech Mahindra’s new Country Manager, Enterprise in the Kingdom along with Bahrain.

“We are pleased to appoint Murtaza Adil to head our business in Saudi Arabia, one of Tech Mahindra’s focus markets with high potential,” said Ram Ramachandran, General Manager & Head Tech for Mahindra’s Enterprise division in Middle East & Africa. “His strong experience and knowledge of building IT services business in the Kingdom will enable Tech Mahindra to strengthen our market position and grow the business in the region.”

With four locations in the region overall, including the UAE and Qatar in addition to the KSA and Bahrain, and global revenues in the ballpark of $4.8 billion, Tech Mahindra is a leading provider of business process outsourcing and networking technology solutions, while the firm’s Enterprise division caters to digital transformations and system integration.Tech Mahindra appoints Murtaza Adil as Country Manager for KSA and BahrainIn his new role, Adil will be tasked with overseeing the firm’s technology & system integration business for regional clients across a diverse range of sectors, including the core focus areas of oil & gas, energy, healthcare, banking & finance, transport, communications, manufacturing, and the government sector among others – leveraging what the firm describes as its deep expertise in rolling out end-to-end enterprise resource solutions.

With a presence in Saudi Arabia dating back to 2006, and 1,600 associates in the Kingdom in 2016, last year, the firm entered into a joint venture with Midad Holding, the energy arm of the Al-Fozan Group, to better serve the KSA market under a Tech Mahindra Arabia banner. Ramachandran said at the time; “Tech Mahindra Arabia is a testament to our faith in the KSA region which is expected to see rapid digitalisation in the coming years as part of the Vision 2030.”

Tech Mahindra’s global CEO and Managing Director, C P Gurnami added; “As a company, we have been significantly investing in technologies such as artificial intelligence, machine learning, automation and Internet of Things, which are expected to shape the future of the world. While we will actively work with the clients in Saudi Arabia in solving their business problems by bringing these technologies, we will also hire more local citizens and provide them with the necessary training and career paths.”

Recently, the global management firm A.T. Kearney surmised that the convergence of emerging technologies known as Industry 4.0 applied to local production held a SAR 1 trillion potential in the Kingdom by 2030, while Accenture has outlined the $400 billion boon to production in Saudi Arabia from artificial intelligence alone. Last month, the digitally-minded professional services firm also installed Khaled Al-Dhaher as its new managing director for Saudi Arabia.