Microsoft names new general manager for Gulf

Sayed Hashish, regional general manager, Microsoft Gulf
Sayed Hashish, Microsoft Gulf

Microsoft has appointed Sayed Hashish as the regional general manager for Gulf.

In his new role, Hashish will be overseeing the company’s operations across the Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar and the UAE.

According to the company, he will be driving strategic planning and shaping growth initiatives to enable digital transformation across sectors in the region through developing youth capabilities, encouraging local innovation, furthering the digital agenda and fostering a knowledge-based economy.

With over 20 years in the IT industry, Hashish has held many technical, sales and managerial roles across the Middle East and Africa. Having joined Microsoft in 1998, he has spent over 10 years in Dubai and held key positions in the region. Most recently, he was general manager for Microsoft’s Public Sector in Middle East and Africa. Prior to that, he was general manager of Microsoft for North Africa, East Mediterranean and Pakistan (NEPA), driving strategy and growth initiatives for the region.

He is a multiple winner of the Microsoft Circle of Excellence award for outstanding accomplishments that contributed to the success and growth of the company.

Hashish takes over the reins from Samer Abu Ltaif who held it for six years, and was recently appointed as president for Microsoft Middle East and Africa.

“Technology can transform education, nurture community innovation and create employment opportunities that fuel a sustained cycle of social and economic development,” he said. “Digital transformation, applied strategically, can engage customers and citizens, empower employees, optimise operations and transform products and services. With Gulf governments marching forward with bold economic visions, this is an exciting time for us to play an important role in progressing Microsoft’s commitment to fuel growth and bring prosperity in the region by transforming businesses, societies and economies.”

Hashish will continue to be based in Dubai and lead the Gulf region to drive Microsoft’s ambitions through forging new partnerships.


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