An accomplished, multi CIO and CISO awards winner and highly competent Chief Information Officer with a wealth of 25 years of experience leading complex IT business transformation projects, system enhancement solutions, information security, and infrastructure development solutions including private and public Cloud based solutions.

With polished communication skills and natural authority, this charismatic, visionary leader and Executive Business Partner builds, empowers, motivates and develops high performance culturally diverse teams across multiple industries and holding companies in the USA, Canada and GCC region.

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 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, best MENA CISO Award and the CIO Catalyst Award for the MENA region for Real Estate & Construction Industry for the third year in a row.  Mario was also selected by ITP publishing house as one of the top 20 Technology Leaders for the MENA region in 2017.