Roland Sfeir joins GBI as chief financial officer

19 September 2016 | James Pearce


Cloud and managed services provider GBI has appointed Roland Sfeir as chief finance officer.

Sfeir joins from the Emirates Post Group, the official postal operator in the Middle-Easter state, where he was CFO for two years. Overall, he has spent more than 18 years in roles overseeing finance at a variety of companies, including Celtel and Noracom,

Sfeir is certified from Insead and the Institute of Directors in Dubai. He also lectures Financial Governance at the Hawkamah institute in Dubai and has a Master’s Degree in Business Administration, Engineering Management, and Business Informatics.

GBI acting CEO and CCO Amr Eid said: “I would like to welcome Roland as part of GBI’s leadership team. His proven track record of achievements in the financial field, expertise and caliber will add value to GBI’s growth outlook.”

Sfeir added: “I'm thrilled to join a dynamic organization with a forward-looking vision that offers growth opportunities and has a highly inspirational leadership team well-positioned to deliver on the promises to all stakeholders."

It is the latest in a number of appointments for the Gulf-based subsea cable and cloud operator. Earlier this month, GBI announced the recruitment of two VPs of sales, while former BICS Middle East and Africa MD Mohamed Abdel Bassit joined last month as VP of operations.