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GBI, a global cloud and managed services provider that owns and operates a multilayer carrier neutral network connecting the world to the Middle East, announces the appointment of Roland Sfeir as chief finance officer.

Amr Eid, Acting CEO and CCO of GBI 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.""

Roland Sfeir said: ""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.""

Recognized leader, prior to joining the company, Sfeir has been a CFO for Emirates Post Group. He has over 18 years of international experience as a CFO having worked primarily for telecom and internet companies on four continents.

Roland is a seasoned finance and operations executive and a corporate governance expert known for his ability to strategize and lead financial restructurings for start-ups, mature firms and joint ventures. During his career, Roland has led IPO planning, launched new joint ventures and built new finance functions. He has a history of profitability gains in diverse industries, including real estate development, telecommunications, internet, media, construction, retail, manufacturing and logistics.

Certified from Insead and the Institute of Directors in Dubai, Roland lectures financial governance at the Hawkamah institute in Dubai. With Master's Degree in business administration, engineering management, and business informatics, Roland will be a valuable asset to the GBI team.