Microsoft Gulf makes two management appointments

Vendor reshuffle to grow business and partner eco-system in Gulf region

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Microsoft Gulf makes two management appointments Abu-Ltaif believes the two senior appointments will boost Microsoft's prospects in Qatar and Gulf public sector.
By  Manda Banda Published  August 1, 2011

Software giant Microsoft Gulf, has announced a management reshuffle to its leadership team with the appointment of Naim Yazbeck as the new Microsoft country manager for Qatar and Mohammad Hammoudi as the new Public Sector director for the Gulf region.

Yazbeck takes over as country manager in Qatar after a successful three year stint as Public Sector director for Microsoft Gulf where he achieved double-digit growth every year during his tenure, states the company.

In his new role, Yazbeck will be responsible for leading the Microsoft's efforts in Qatar to work with customers and channel partners to support the eco-system that already promotes the development of the ICT market in that country. As a veteran of the regional ICT industry, Yazbeck has over 15 years of experience in sales and marketing across global IT majors in the region.

As Public Sector lead for the Gulf, Hammoudi will be focused on engaging with government, education and health policymakers to support and help them to leverage IT to improve citizen services and realise the national vision for each of the countries in the Gulf region.

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

Samer Abu-Ltaif, regional general manager, Microsoft Gulf said: "I would like to congratulate Yazbeck and Hammoudi on their new roles. Hammoudi 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. I look forward to Mohammad bringing his vast experience, drive for excellence and leadership skills to his new position, and to further strengthen Microsoft's relations and partnership with governments throughout the Gulf region."

Abu-Ltaif added that Yazbeck on the other hand will play an important part in leveraging Microsoft's already strong position in Qatar. "Given 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 that country," he said.

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