Sherifa Hady has been with HP Imaging and Printing Group in the Middle East for more than eleven years now. Within the IPG department she has managed channels and marketing for the Middle East. Today as Channel Sales Manager, she is responsible for IPG’s partner ramp up across English speaking Africa. With an early English schooling in London she completed her Bachelor of Engineering in Cairo and joined ICL, now Fujitsu, in 1991 and has never looked back since then.
Hady loves challenges and believes, “You can make your role as challenging as you like,” by adding to the level of expectations from yourself. Along with personal challenges is the element of newness in her job role, where she meets new people and new cultures. Extending this further, she feels the best part of her job role is working towards being part of a winning team. And in the process learns continuously from her peers, colleagues, partners and even her two children. The job rotation she has gone through during her long stint at HP has also helped to enrich her learning and professional life.
In 2005 Hady was recognised at HP’s High Achievers Summit and in 2006 was awarded the Women in ICT, Middle East Excellence Award. She describes her professional drive as the ability to put down her objectives and do the best to achieve them. Does she look for formal recognitions for her efforts? “I always say, if you can look in the mirror and feel proud of what you have achieved, that is as rewarding as any external recognition or award.”
Hady describes herself as positive, energetic, creative and ready to expect the unexpected. She loves IT, electronics and cars. Off work, she unwinds by spending time at the gym or at the beach, running or riding her new Harley Davidson motorbike. Her favourite day dream: to fly a plane and visit all the countries in the world. Many years ago she took up engineering to invent a product that would benefit everyone. “Well that did not happen”, but today she works for a company that wants it to happen.
Sherifa Hady has been with HP Imaging and Printing Group in the Middle East for more than eleven years now. Within the IPG department she has managed channels and marketing for the Middle East. Today as Channel Sales Manager, she is responsible for IPG?s partner ramp up across English speaking Africa.