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Group CIO at Al Naboodah Group Enterprises
Mario Foster, MBA, CRISC, CISM, CISSP, RSA Eng., MCSE, CCNA, ISO 27001 Implementer.
Mario is a Technology/Business leader with an extensive background in Enterprise IT Strategic Planning, IT Operations and Information Security extending over 25 years in the USA, Canada, and the Middle East region. His several senior management and consulting roles have allowed him to gain both the solid hand-on operational experience at an early stage of his career, and the strategic executive level experience across a variety of industries including Construction, Oil & Gas, Financial Services/Banking, Consulting, Commercial, Pharmaceuticals, and Government Services.
Mario joined Al Naboodah Group Enterprises back in March 2015 as Group CIO to lead the Group IT organisation, fully restructure IT systems and to set strategic plans to take Group IT to the next level, where his goal is to transfer IT from only being a support function into a business enabler. Mario’s ultimate goal is building a responsive IT organisation that constantly delivers results, by aligning technology initiatives with business goals, with substantial improvement to service delivery, standardisation and business/systems performance.
Over his long career, Mario has won multiple CIO and CISO awards, and his latest recognition was for the best CIO Award for the MENA region for Real Estate & Construction Industry.