Almsa IT Distribution FZCO
Deputy General Manager
February 2005 — June 2008
Deputy General Manager (Volume business), Almasa IT Distribution LLC, UAE
One of the largest IT distributors in the Middle East with an annual turnover of US$ 440 million. Product line includes Seagate-Maxtor, Samsung, Hitachi, AMD, HP, ATI, NVIDIA, Asus, US Robotics, Avaya etc.
In charge of the following Product Range
• Hard drives ( Seagate- Maxtor , Hitachi, Samsung)
• Samsung , Viewsonic Monitors , AMD CPU , Asus & Asrock mother boards & VGA , Samsung ODD & US Robotics networking products.
• Responsible for the overall business revenue , P & L for the division
• Strategy planning, forecasting, brand communications
• Reporting to CEO.
Responsible for annual revenue of US$ 240 Million
• Handled Seagate- Maxtor, Hitachi & Samsung hard drive business along with AMD CPU. Grew the revenue to a level of US$ 200 Million in the FY 2007 - 2008
• Good team player with interaction with staff from different nationalities.
• Got the Seagate franchise for Almasa for the Middle East region.
• Got best regional distributor awards from Hitachi, ATI, Samsung & US Robotics.
• Developed and maintaining excellent relationship with vendors and channels.
• Joined Almasa as a product manager and got promoted to Deputy General Manager within a short span of 3 years.