Cloudflare Announces First Middle East Office in Dubai and Appoints Bashar Bashaireh as Managing Director Middle East and Turkey

The company continues to expand its presence in the Middle East and Turkey, with teams and business units outside of Dubai focused on customer success, innovation and growth in the region

San Francisco and Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 24 May 2022–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Cloudflare, Inc. (NYSE: NET), the security, performance and reliability company that helps build a better Internet, today announced that Dubai, United Arab Emirates will be the location of its first Dubai office in the Middle East, to further support its growing EMEA business. Following the company’s EMEA headquarters in London and offices in Munich, Paris and Lisbon, Dubai represents Cloudflare’s growing team presence in the Middle East and Turkey.

Cloudflare’s Dubai-based team will help the company increase brand awareness, acquire and support customers, and recruit new talent. As part of the announcement, Cloudflare welcomed its first Middle East and Turkey Managing Director Bashar Bashaireh, a seasoned regional leader with over 25 years of industry experience in software and technology, who will lead this new Office and team.

“The UAE is one of the largest economies in the Middle East and a hub for innovation in the region and globally. It has always been an important region for us as a young and emerging population crave content delivered with high internet bandwidth, Cloudflare Europe, Andy Lockhart, Head of Sales, Middle East and Africa, said Dubai is one of our 27 data centers in the Middle East and Turkey. “After an extensive search, we are delighted to welcome Bashar to the leadership and development team. With an office and team in Dubai, we are committed to this growing business environment, getting closer to our customers and expanding our presence in the region. “

Cloudflare started investing in the region in 2015, expanding its network to the Middle East and Turkey. Now with data centers located in more than 270 cities in more than 100 countries around the world, the company continues to expand its reach, bringing it closer to users everywhere the Internet is connected. In the MET region, Cloudflare has 27 data centers in Bahrain, Iraq, Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Lebanon, Sultanate of Oman, Qatar, Turkey, and the United Arab Emirates.

Cloudflare has millions of customers worldwide, with customers in the EMEA region representing a wide range of industries and sizes. In December 2021, Cloudflare released its first annual impact report, showcasing its commitment to helping build a better Internet that is principled, accessible to all, and sustainable. The company is focused on developing a blueprint for a zero-emissions Internet, improving the efficiency of its global network already running on 100% renewable energy, and launching new tools to help other businesses build sustainability into their applications. In February 2021, Cloudflare launched Project Fair Shot – a program that makes our waiting room products free to any government, municipality, private/public business or anyone responsible for arranging and/or disseminating a COVID-19 vaccine.

Bashar Bashaireh, Cloudflare’s first managing director in the Middle East and Turkey, will oversee and lead the company’s operations and overall team in the region. “With digital transformation and increased cloud adoption, organizations need fast, secure and reliable internet more than ever to best serve and protect their customers, partners and employees, and Cloudflare is leading the way Transformation,” said Bashar Bashaireh. “I’m impressed with what Cloudflare has built, and I’m excited to help spread this innovative technology across the region to help build a better internet and support the growth of the region’s digital economy.”

Over the past two years, Cloudflare’s EMEA team has grown by more than 100% to around 700 employees. For the Middle East and Turkey, the region’s top functions include launching new data centers, increasing market share through partnerships, expanding our customer base and local teams for business growth to better serve our customers. Cloudflare’s Dubai office will join its offices in San Francisco, CA, Austin, TX, Champaign, IL, Seattle, WA, New York, San Jose, CA, Washington, D.C., Lisbon, London, Munich, Paris, Beijing Other global offices, Singapore, Sydney and Tokyo.

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