AI specialist Agorai has appointed Sultan Abu Sultan as Middle East Lead, to oversee all operations in the region.
Abu Sultan is a proven executive leader, and was previously chairman of Barclays Bank PLC, UAE; managing director of HSBC in the region, and head of IT for Dubai Police, where he developed the force's Quality Department.
Agorai, which is now in its second year of operations, has been established as a centralised platform for turnkey AI software, technology and data, to enable companies to rapidly get to grips with AI.
As Middle East Lead, Mr. Abu Sultan will primarily be tasked with accelerating Agorai's operational and business development strategy across the region. This includes expanding the company's relationships with major businesses, identifying and evaluating new partnerships and facilitating the use of AI applications and tools across multiple verticals.
"Artificial intelligence adoption will be critical to the continued growth and prosperity of countries across the Middle East. The launch of Agorai in the region will help to accelerate this adoption across businesses and government entities of all sizes," said Abu Sultan. "The market opportunity here is spectacular and I believe that Agorai is well positioned to shape how AI is adopted across the region."
"With his proven success in accelerating global business interests within the Middle East and his impressive experience and connections, Sultan Abu Sultan is a great addition to the team that we are assembling at Agorai," said CEO Josh Sutton. "His appointment reflects the calibre of business expertise we are building within our company as well as our commitment to the Middle East. We firmly believe that it's the people, networks and business acumen behind the technology that will ultimately enable AI to reach its full potential."