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G42 Cloud

G42 Cloud is building the region’s largest and most powerful AI optimized cloud infrastructure designed to make organizations more intuitive, agile, and efficient to solve real-world challenges.

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Turning Ideas into Successful Stories

G42 Cloud’s world-class infrastructure is built to serve governments, special industries and enterprises of all sizes and leverages the power of AI to deliver superior performance. G42 Cloud operates its cloud platform end-to-end, having built best-in-class intelligent Data Centre facilities across the UAE.


G42 Cloud also operates the Artemis High Performance Computer, one of the world’s "Top500" supercomputers which it offers as a service to multiple clients and industries.

Solutions & Services

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Industry agnostic

From Education, Smart City and Oil & Gas, to Financial Services, Healthcare, Public Services, Power and Utilities

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IaaS

Virtualized compute, storage, and networking resources on demand, on a pay-as-you-go basis

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PaaS

Platforms that allows to develop, run, and manage applications without the complexity of building and maintaining the infrastructure

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SaaS

Hosting of Software and also Business Inteligence and Artificial Inteligence services

Executive Team

Talal Al Kaissi

Chief Executive Officer

Adrian Hobbs

Chief Platform Officer

Jeffrey Qui

Chief Financial Officer

Vineet Chaturvedi

Vice President – Cloud Ecosystem

Water Guo

Chief Architect – Cloud Technical

Dragan Pendic

Director – Cloud Security

Yousef Alharmoodi

Sales Director - International

Ashish Ramsurrun

Vice President – Business Operations

Alexandra Negrea

Director – Human Capital

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Talal Al Kaissi

Chief Executive Officer

Talal’s professional experience spans a wide range of industries including space, energy, and government with a proven track record of developing robust strategies, exploring investment opportunities and engaging in high- level multinational trade discussions.  Talal joined G42 in September 2020 as the Vice President of Special Projects & Space Program in the Group CEO’s office, while effectively also assuming the role of the Group Chief of Staff.   In January 2022, Talal stepped into the role of Chief Executive Officer at G42 Cloud to bring about the next phase of the company’s evolution. Since assuming this role, Talal has worked to build new partnerships and refine G42 Cloud’s value proposition as a leader in the enablement of Sovereign Cloud architecture and deployment, focused on providing world class cloud services, data products, and AI solutions to a variety of industries, government, and enterprise customers, in the UAE and beyond.   Talal joined G42 after 2 years at the UAE Space Agency where he served as a Senior Advisor to the Director General. Prior to that, Talal served at the UAE Embassy in Washington DC for 9 years as a Sr. Advisor for Commercial Affairs at the UAE Trade & Commercial Office and also led US / UAE Space Affairs. Talal also previously worked in the Energy sector at KBR where he led Business Development efforts for the GCC region in the downstream petrochemical segment.   Talal graduated from California State University in Long Beach (CSULB) with a Bachelor of Science in International Business in 2006.

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Adrian Hobbs

Chief Platform Officer

As CPO, Adrian works closely with G42 clients to fully realize the benefits of G42 Cloud’s technology, especially when it comes to enhancing their growth and efficiency, while meeting regulatory compliance requirements. Adrian brings over 20 years of cross-industry experience and leadership in digital transformation, information technology, consulting, cloud native development, and engineering. Adrian previously led multiple large-scale digital, cloud and technology transformations across Australia and UAE. He is passionate about driving change in the digital age, enabling business growth through customer centric and innovative solutions. He previously worked in Emirates NBD as SVP of Technology and Operations where he was part of the major banking group’s IT leadership team and helped pioneer an AED 1 billion digital transformation.

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Jeffrey Qui

Chief Financial Officer

Jeffrey joins us with over 25 years of experience in the field of Finance Management (Financial Accounting, Managerial Accounting and Reporting, Internal Audit, VP Global Finance and CFO).  He has worked extensively in China, Singapore, Canada, USA, UK and European countries for Unilever, BP and DSM.  Most recently Jeffrey was the CFO of a Dutch/Swiss-Chinese Joint Venture in China where he played a pivotal role in managing the shareholder relationships for the successful integration of a local Chinese company to a multinational company governance and operational environment.

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Vineet Chaturvedi

Vice President – Cloud Ecosystem

Vineet has over twenty years experience in sales, ecosystem development & technology adoption. He has worked extensively in cloud and tech domain with technology companies like Alibaba, DXC and others. Prior to joining Cloud, he was leading strategic engagements with technology partners at AWS where he achieved close to 50 percent y-o-y growth and launched several new initiatives. On a personal note, Vineet is an avid cycling enthusiast and a curious art follower.

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Water Guo

Chief Architect – Cloud Technical

Water Guo has more than 20 years of experience in data processing and an expert in Master Data Management (MDM). He previously worked with several technology companies such as Informatica, Siperian and DataMirror. He led the revolution of the MDM product with a modern, scalable and flexible engine. Currently, he is the Chief Architect of G42 Cloud in which he oversees the Product planning and development while maintaining the interaction with clients. Water is also an Entrepreneur and founded AntsDB and BDI Systems Inc.

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Dragan Pendic

Director – Cloud Security

Dragan has over 28 years of experience in digital security, consulting and business enablement through technology innovation. He joined G42 as a Head of Information Security and Privacy in 2020 and built Security and Privacy function from ground up. Prior to joining G42, Dragan led Security for Accenture's Technology arm in the UK. He was also a VP of Consulting at Guardtime, a blockchain company and held senior leadership roles at drinks giant Diageo, Verizon, KPMG and Capgemini. On a personal note, Dragan is a passionate runner and skier and Junior (Serbia) triple jump record holder since 1983.

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Yousef Alharmoodi

Sales Director - International

Yousef currently manages the International Business of G42 Cloud. Prior to this, Yousef comes with an extensive 18 years of experience working with giants like Etisalat, Mussanada and Arabtech covering multiple industries both Private and Public. He completed his bachelors from the USA and has an MBA from Abu Dhabi University. He is a father of 4 and enjoys Fishing and Cooking when he is not traveling the world from his work commitments.

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Ashish Ramsurrun

Vice President – Business Operations

As VP of Business Operations at G42 Cloud, Ashish oversees multiple departments serving customer needs.    Customer success and transformation is his forte and has spent more than 17 years dealing with multiple technologies, in multiple industries in different regions.  Prior to joining G42, he was a CTIO in the FSI and earlier COO in a multinational technology organization.     Ashish is a Chartered Engineer with a Bachelor Degree in Electronic and Communication Engineering and an International MBA with a prestigious business school of Paris Dauphine and Pantheon-Sorbonne University.  With abundant years of practice in technology leadership, he was recognized twice as a Fellow in UK Institution of Engineering and Technology and UK Chartered Management Institute. 

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Alexandra Negrea

Director – Human Capital

Alexandra has a BA in Law and a Master Degree in PR and Communication. She has 16+ years of experience in the HR field within the IT industry, having delivered significant organizational growth projects, Go-to-Market people transformational journeys across multiple countries in Middle East, Mediterranean and Africa, and Merger & Acquisition projects.

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