Google appoints new managing director for its business in MENA

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Published January 8th, 2017 - 10:24 GMT
Lino Cattaruzzi
Lino Cattaruzzi

Google announced today that Lino Cattaruzzi has joined its business in the Middle East and North Africa to lead its operations as their new Managing Director. Lino Cattaruzzi comes with over twenty years of experience in the tech industry where he previously led the Google business in Mexico as Country Director and before that Argentina. Cattaruzzi also spearheaded the global Sales Strategy team for Online Media Solutions at Google’s headquarters in California; and was in charge of the Online Sales Organization for Germany, Switzerland and Austria while based out of Dublin.

Lino comments “After eight years at Google, I am excited to start a new challenge within the company and look forward to working with some very talented Googlers here in the Dubai office. I find the MENA region to be truly fascinating and believe there is a lot more to be done in unlocking its digital potential. Since Google established its presence in MENA eight years ago, a significant effort went in successfully boosting the wide adoption of digital across large and small businesses in MENA.”

In his new role, Lino will lead the efforts to enable local business partners scale growth online and engage with consumers, as well as help the wider digital ecosystem through scalable programs and initiatives.

Before joining Google, Lino held several managerial positions at AOL Latin America, including being President for Latin America and their subsidiary in Argentina. 

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Founded in 1998 by Stanford PhD students Larry Page and Sergey Brin, Google today is a top web property in all major global markets. Google's innovative search technologies connect millions of people around the world with information every day.

Google's targeted advertising program provides businesses of all sizes with measurable results, while enhancing the overall web experience for users. Google is headquartered in Silicon Valley with offices throughout the Americas, Europe and Asia.

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