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Microsoft Gulf names senior officials

Doha, July 30, 2011

Microsoft Gulf has appointed Naim Yazbeck as the new Microsoft country manager for Qatar and Mohammad Hammoudi as the new public sector director for the Gulf region

Yazbeck will take over as country manager in Qatar after a three-year stint as public sector director for Microsoft Gulf where he achieved double digit growth every year during his tenure.

In his new role, he will be responsible for leading the company’s efforts in Qatar to work with customers and partners to support the eco-system that already promotes development of a dynamic ICT market in Qatar.

As public sector lead for Gulf, Hammoudi will be focused on engaging with governments, education and health policymakers to support them to leverage IT to improve citizen services and realize the national vision for each of the countries in the Gulf region.

Hammoudi takes over his new position after an eight-year tenure as country manager in Qatar where he was responsible for starting and building up the Microsoft business and partner eco-system in Qatar.

“I would like to congratulate Naim and Mohammed on their new roles. Mohammed has been a tremendous asset to Microsoft in Qatar and has played a critical role in positioning Microsoft as a major player in one of the region’s fastest growing ICT markets,” said Samer Abu-Ltaif, regional general manager, Microsoft Gulf.

“I look forward to Mohammad bringing his vast experience, drive for excellence and leadership skills to his new position and further strengthen Microsoft’s relations and partnership with the Governments throughout the Gulf region.”

“Naim on the other hand will play an important part in leveraging our already strong position in Qatar to maintain and extend our leadership position. Give his impressive track record and strategic leadership experience in the regional technology industry; I feel we have the right candidate to lead our team in Qatar,” he added.

“I am excited and proud to be taking this new leadership role as country manager for Qatar,” said Yazbeck.  “I see great potential in the Qatar ICT market in terms of both the opportunities to Microsoft but also to support the aspirations of Qatar to lead through technology innovation and adoption.”

“Mohammad’s strategic leadership and efforts have played a fundamental role in positioning Microsoft as a significant ICT partner to customers and the community in Qatar. With this solid platform in place, we will continue to take our engagement within the Qatari market to the next level in terms of delivering more value to the private sector, the public sector as well to consumers and the community at large,” Yazbeck added.

Hammoudi said: “I look forward to my new role as the public sector director for the Gulf region where I see a great opportunity to leverage my local, regional and global experience in partnership with government institutions to support public sector organizations across the region who are increasingly looking for innovative and transformative ways to serve their constituents and spur economic growth and opportunity.”

“With Microsoft’s experience and end-to-end approach, we can help leaders and institutions innovate on their own terms through secure and flexible solutions and an array of partnerships and programs designed to address their specific aspirations, visions, needs and priorities,” he concluded. – TradeArabia News Service




Tags: Qatar | Microsoft Gulf | Appointments | Country manager | Public Sector Director |

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