Microsoft pledges support for KSA

Microsoft is stepping up its efforts to help IT literacy in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, the company said this week. It declared its commitment to rolling out a series of initiatives to help create an IT workforce there when it announced the appointment of a new general manager for the kingdom.

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By  Peter Branton Published  December 10, 2003

Microsoft is stepping up its efforts to help IT literacy in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, the company said this week. It declared its commitment to rolling out a series of initiatives to help create an IT workforce there when it announced the appointment of a new general manager for the kingdom.

Dr Khaled Al-Dhaher, who worked for Microsoft Gulf as enterprise unit customer manager before joining Oracle, will take up the post this month. The job will particular focus on building local operations to help grow the Saudi subsidiary, Microsoft said in a statement today.

"I am very pleased to be rejoining Microsoft, particularly at this exciting time in the development of the company in the region. The opportunity to introduce new initiatives with partners and with communities at a truly local level is very exciting, and I am proud to be able to lead our efforts in Saudi Arabia," said Dr Al-Dhaher.

One of Dr Al-Dhaher's focus areas will be rolling out projects and initiative to help increase IT literacy in the Kingdom. Microsoft Arabia is looking to work with the government and education sectors in Saudi Arabia to develop schemes to increase confidence with IT in communities and to help create an IT workforce.

"Along with maintaining our partnerships across all sectors, Microsoft Arabia realizes the needs of local communities in the Kingdom, and under Khaled's management, Microsoft Arabia committed to working to build the ICT sector in the Kingdom," said Emre Berkin, vice president of Microsoft Europe, Middle East and Africa. "We are committed to working with the government on projects that are key in realizing the potential of every man, woman and child and the general local community in Saudi Arabia."

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