New CEO aims Tejari's growth strategy

DUBAI —Tejari, the Middle East's online marketplace, has appointed a highly-experienced new chief executive officer to direct the organisation through its next five years of growth.

By A Staff Reporter

Published: Thu 18 Aug 2005, 10:23 AM

Last updated: Thu 2 Apr 2015, 4:15 PM

Omar Hijazi, a twenty-year technology veteran with an extensive e-business and logistics background, previously provided consulting expertise on Tejari's five-year plan, a blueprint for the company's expansion into new services and overseas markets.

Hijazi's career milestones include launching an e-marketplace whose current membership consists of global industry leaders with combined revenue of more than $900 billion, and developing a go-to-market strategy that captured a market worth $1.3 billion.

During his two decades of experience, he has led a strategic sourcing programme worth more than $1 billion, and brought more than $100 million in savings from shared services for one of the world's largest holding companies.

As Tejari's chief executive officer, Hijazi succeeds Shaikha Lubna Al Qasimi, who will play a central role on Tejari's board of directors. Sultan bin Sulayem, chairman of Tejari, said: “Tejari's first five years have centred largely on building credibility and delivering on the value on online procurement, including efficiency and cost savings. Omar Hijazi will help shape and execute our vision for the next five years, including new solutions that our customers need, and the continued expansion into regional and international markets with which they want to trade." Next month, Tejari is poised to unveil its long-term vision, which will enable the marketplace to explore the delivery of new services, enter a number of different markets and maintain leadership in the region's online procurement sector.

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