Microsoft appoints Sayed Hashish as new GM for Gulf region

As part of his new role, Sayed will helm the company’s operations across Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, and the UAE.

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Microsoft appoints Sayed Hashish as new GM for Gulf region Sayed Hashish, regional general manager, Microsoft Gulf.
By  Alexander Sophoclis Pieri Published  May 23, 2017

Microsoft Gulf has announced the appointment of Sayed Hashish as the regional general manager for the Gulf region.

Responsible for the company's operations across Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, and the UAE, Sayed is expected to Microsoft's growth initiatives and strategy, focusing on key areas, such as youth development and supporting the establishment of a knowledge-based economy.

Joining Microsoft back in 1998, Sayed has spent over 10 years in Dubai and has held several key position across the region. He previously served as the general manager for Microsoft's Public Sector in Middle East and Africa.

During his time, Sayed has led a team of Microsoft employees based in 79 countries and has been actively in projects covering the government, healthcare, public safety, education, public safety and national security sectors.

Commenting on his appointment, Sayed shared: "Technology can transform education, nurture community innovation and create employment opportunities that fuel a sustained cycle of social and economic development."

He added: "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."

Outside of his position at Microsoft, Sayed is also an active member of a number of non-profit organisations focused on fostering an Arab Knowledge community through the professional development of Arab IT talent, as well as the creation of dedicated training institutions.

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