Airbus appoints Andrew Forbes as head of MENA region

Darren Wood
By Darren Wood September 16, 2019 10:02

Airbus appoints Andrew Forbes as head of MENA region

Airbus has appointed Andrew Forbes as its new head of the Middle East and North-Africa region of Secure Land Communications.

Forbes replaced Selim Bouri who has moved on to another position within Airbus. 

In the role, Forbes will build on Airbus’s previous strong performances in delivering the latest Tetra technology in those regions, targeting new markets, and developing mission critical-solutions tailored to customers’ needs.

Commenting on his new role, Forbes said: “We strongly intend to intensify efforts made in the fields of public safety networks, defense, transportation, energy and other critical industries such as the mining sector, in order to bring forward innovative and customised solutions that surpass competitors.

“In the Middle East region in particular, we can build on our excellent existing customer relations.

“Our customers, particularly in the Middle East, are forerunners in mission-critical technology solutions. They are expecting their systems to follow the same megatrends that the civilian ones are following while maintaining the most important features such as security, reliability, resiliency, and of course, voice.

“Our aim is to bring forward hybrid possibilities, seamless connectivity, data-driven services, and applications with extremely high security standards while maintaining flawless voice services.”

With a Master of Science (MSc) in Information Technology Service Management from Northampton University, and a Diploma in Company Direction, Forbes has 36 years of experience in the implementation, operation, and management of geographically dispersed Information and Communication Technology (ICT) systems and is an experienced communications and structured cable design engineer. 

Forbes is based in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia and oversees more than 95 employees in the offices located in the United Arab Emirates and the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. 

Darren Wood
By Darren Wood September 16, 2019 10:02