Oracle VP – Kamel Al-Tawil Joins Equinix as its new Managing Director for the Middle East and North Africa. In his role, Al-Tawil will oversee and continue to grow Equinix’s business portfolio in the region, defining the evolving strategy for the local markets.
The new MENA leader brings a wealth of experience to the role, having worked with major corporations like NCR, EMC and Oracle, where he served in multiple senior leadership positions—most recently as Vice President of Business Applications. Al-Tawil has led large-scale projects across business functions and companies, leveraging leading business and technology practices to deliver effective and efficient ways of working, whilst driving ongoing scale and growth.
The appointment further strengthens Equinix’s developing business in the MENA region, as the company supports organizations with deploying interconnection and other digital strategies to unlock growth in new markets, diversify and improve business and financial performance.
Welcoming Al-Tawil, Judith Gardiner, Vice President, Growth and Emerging Markets, Equinix, says: “We are excited to have Kamel on board as our new Managing Director for MENA as the region pivots towards digital transformation in its next phase of growth. Kamel will continue the development of our business in-region, supporting organizations with their digital transformation strategies and delivering real value to customers, staff, partners, shareholders, and other stakeholders.”
Kamel Al-Tawil, Managing Director for Middle East and North Africa, Equinix, maintained: “Having worked in the IT industry for 25 years, I am familiar with Equinix’s business and the critical role interconnection can play in digitizing businesses for success in today’s environment. I am looking forward to continuing Equinix’s expansion in the MENA region, helping organizations in their digital transformation journeys as they look to innovate and grow. We will continue to engage and collaborate with the world’s leading clouds, networks and service providers, supporting companies across the digital economy.”