Google Cloud has appointed Noor Al-Sulaiti, a telecommunications and technology veteran, as the new Head of Security Business Development and Government Relations for the Middle East, Turkey, and Africa (META) region.

This strategic move highlights Google Cloud's commitment to bolstering cybersecurity across the region and safeguarding digital assets for governments.

Al-Sulaiti, known for her innovative leadership, brings a wealth of experience to her new role.

Previously, she served as the CEO of Ooredoo Oman, becoming the youngest and first female CEO in the company's history.

Under her guidance, Ooredoo Oman underwent a significant digital transformation, prioritizing a customer-centric approach powered by data.

"I am honoured to join Google Cloud, a company that has inspired me throughout my career," said Al-Sulaiti.

"Google Cloud is continuously empowering governments around the world to enhance their security capabilities and respond holistically at the national level to keep their citizens and critical assets safe, and I'm ready to lead the charge to bring these capabilities to the Middle East, Turkey and Africa."

Al-Sulaiti's primary focus will be on spearheading Google's security expansion efforts across the META region.

This aligns with the company's growing emphasis on cybersecurity solutions. She will be responsible for forging strategic partnerships with the public sector to leverage Google Cloud's advanced cybersecurity solutions, such as Cybershield.

This government-specific offering is built on the principle of collective defence, fostering collaboration to combat common cybersecurity threats.

Al-Sulaiti's impressive career trajectory includes leadership positions at Starlink in Qatar and managerial roles at Phono and FASTtelco in Kuwait.

Her achievements have been recognized by Forbes Middle East and other prominent publications, solidifying her reputation as one of the most influential businesswomen in the region.

With Al-Sulaiti's expertise and leadership, Google Cloud is poised to make significant strides in fortifying the cybersecurity landscape across the META region.

Her appointment signifies Google Cloud's dedication to partnering with governments to protect citizens and critical infrastructure in the digital age.