Google to Push for a Larger Expansion in the Arab Region

8 Mar, 2010

Until recently Google presence in the region was with a small office in Dubai, Cairo and Saudi Arabia, with a small team whose focus was in Google Ad words, marketing, PR and Arabizing some of its products, excluding the fully Arabic Google’s Ejabat. While all the development work for Google has been carried out from its center in Switzerland.

However, we see now a major change in that direction as we see bigger regional push from Google, as its now seeking to employ more people in the region. This comes few months after Yahoo!’s acquisition of the largest Arab portal : Maktoob.

Recently Google was looking for Head of Arabia – Emerging EMEA, who according to the job post will be developing a business plan for google in the region and select which markets to focus on.

Google also is looking for a Regional Marketing Manager, Middle East North Africa (MENA) ,Policy Manager, Middle East and Northern Africa – Cairo or Dubai at Google and Enterprise Account Manager, MENA – Dubai.

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  1. Hamdanism  |  March 8th, 2010 at 3:09 PM #

    Interesting…wish they hire me 😛

  2. Gaith Saqer  |  March 8th, 2010 at 3:38 PM #

    inshallah 🙂

  3. Hadel  |  March 8th, 2010 at 3:55 PM #

    Yes, Google should open in Jordan; the hub of the Middle East and a boost for Jordan’s economy. Thanks.

  4. Gaith Saqer  |  March 8th, 2010 at 5:23 PM #

    Hadel i heard that Google will open an office in Al Hussian city along with MS but not confirmed yet.

  5. Is Google finally taking the Middle East seriously?  |  March 8th, 2010 at 11:08 PM #

    […] the Maktoob/Yahoo! acquisition have indeed shaken some of their not-so-solid ground.According to ArabCrunch, Google was looking for Head of Arabia – Emerging EMEA, who’s job description would be to […]

  6. preaxz  |  March 9th, 2010 at 10:05 AM #

    Interesting, I wonder how many RTL content will be

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