GBI, a global shared and managed services provider that owns and operates a multilayer carrier neutral network bridging the world to the Middle East, hosted a leadership development workshop for its team that addressed the team’s dynamics and different personalities styles, and identified development strategies within the context of the company’s needs.

Amr Eid, chief executive officer of GBI, said: "Our people are our greatest asset and we are determined to continue to inspire, nurture and attract talent. Being on a transformational journey, it is essential for our organization to gain insight into how to establish team cohesion and effective action plans when adapting to the changing corporate landscape. I am confident that our agility and adaptability will help build future leaders."

The workshop called "Awareness to Action Personalities @Work Workshop" was conducted by two executive coaches from Awareness to Action International (ATAI) - Mario Sikora, President and Tamer Zanaty, VP, Global Strategy and Business Development and head of Middle East Operations. The two-day event demonstrated the impact of different personality styles on leadership and teamwork and how the understanding of those personality styles can be used to improve individually and collectively. The next phase of the workshop will see the team in action as GBI plans to bring its leadership team for a "strategy workout session."

Mario Sikora said: "At Awareness to Action International we are always excited to work with dynamic and fast-growing companies like GBI." He added: "During the Personalities @at Work program, the GBI leadership team demonstrated why they will continue to be successful. They showed intelligence, a bias for action, and a hunger for meaningful insights and cutting-edge leadership knowledge. We are proud to be partnered with them in their efforts to continue to be the best at what they do."

Tamer Zanaty said: "The Personalities @ Work workshop delivered to GBI's Leadership team is the first ATAI project in the Middle East to be considered as that is part of a long-term strategic partnership with leadership teams in this market". Tamer added: "The world is going through unprecedented changes - and this region is not an exception. There are major challenges that are facing leadership teams everywhere, but they can represent new and exciting opportunities for those with the adaptability and leadership skills to capture them. At ATAI, we are focused on helping our clients prepare by developing their leadership teams with our unique Awareness to Action Leadership Model, a model that weaves together the most useful insights from cognitive and evolutionary psychology; time-tested leadership and management practices and personality studies."

The Board of Directors of Gulf Bridge International “GBI" has named Amr Eid as chief executive officer. Since his appointment as an acting CEO of GBI in March 2016, Amr Eid has successfully spearheaded the company’s transformation into a global shared and managed services provider.

Abdulla Al Rwaili, Executive Vice Chairman and Managing Director, GBI said, “Amr’s vision, innovative industry outlook and proven track record of successes have positioned him as a strong leader for GBI. We are confident that he has the wealth of experience, commitment, and the drive to deliver value to shareholders, partners, customers, and to the whole ecosystem. I look forward to supporting Amr in further developing and implementing GBI’s roadmap for future growth.”  

Amr Eid, CEO of GBI, said, “I want to thank GBI’s Board of Directors, Chairman, Executive Vice Chairman and shareholders for their confidence and trust vested in me during the company’s transition. I am delighted to continue working with my dedicated and talented team and to further guide GBI on its journey towards sustainable growth and success.”     

Amr Eid brings over 23 years of experience in the technology and telecommunications industries having worked at leadership positions for numerous global multinational companies. He enjoys a solid industry track record of achievements in building new companies, divisions and subsidiaries, creating innovative go-to market strategies, driving corporate transformation and establishing sustainable industry synergies. He has won many recognitions and awards regionally and internationally over the span of his successful career.

Gulf Bridge International "GBI" announced that its Board of Directors has nominated and appointed Amr Eid as the acting chief executive officer, effective immediately, in addition to his role and responsibilities as the chief commercial officer.

Abdulla Al Rwaili, executive vice chairman and managing director, GBI said: "Amr Eid has been nominated by the Board of Directors in recognition of his sounding accomplishments." He added: "Amr Eid will focus on leading GBI through its progressive growth plans spearheading the company's transformation and will enforce GBI's positioning as a global multilayer services provider."

Amr Eid brings over 23 years of experience in the technology and telecommunications industries having worked at leadership positions for numerous global multinational companies. He enjoys a solid industry track record of achievements in building new companies, divisions and subsidiaries, creating innovative go to market strategies, having won many recognitions and awards regionally and internationally over the span of his successful career.

Eid holds a Bachelor's Degree in Computer and Telecommunications Engineering in addition to Post Graduate studies in Operations and Finance.

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