Microsoft promotes Faramawy
He will now be corporate vice president of Microsoft Corporation, president – Microsoft Middle East, Africa
Microsoft has promoted Ali Faramawy to corporate vice president of Microsoft Corporation and president - Microsoft Middle East and Africa, Faramawy was previously vice president Microsoft International and president Microsoft Middle East and Africa.
Faramawy will continue to be responsible for Microsoft's operations in MEA region, he has led the region for seven years and, according to Microsoft, in that time he has driven growth and impact of the brand.
"Ali's inspirational leadership and commitment to Microsoft and the MEA region have won him the respect of colleagues, customers and partners," said Jean-Philippe Courtois, president, Microsoft International. "He has achieved impressive results by building deep partnerships with governments, businesses and communities across MEA. I am confident Ali will continue to serve as an outstanding ambassador for Microsoft, helping people and businesses realise their full potential. "
Faramawy has been integral in pioneering new types of partnerships that focus on market development and fostering the local software economy, according to Microsoft. These partnerships include a new strategy for its broad-based black economic empowerment initiative in South Africa and building up the partner ecosystem for MEA through systematic training of college graduates.
"I am very proud to be a part of Microsoft in the Middle East and Africa right now, during a time of great challenge and opportunity for the region. There is incredible potential in MEA with its young population. We will continue to focus on the acceleration of talent development, equipping them with the right tools, opportunities, knowledge and infrastructure, as a skilled and well-trained workforce is essential for economic growth and stability," said Faramawy.