Microsoft Gulf announces senior appointments

Microsoft Gulf announced the 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 will take 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.

In his new role, he will be responsible for leading the company’s efforts in Qatar to work with customers and partners to support the eco-system that already promotes development of a dynamic ICT market in Qatar. 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 Gulf, Hammoudi will focus on engaging with Governments, Education and Health policymakers to support them to leverage Information Technology to improve citizen services and realize 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 the Microsoft business and partner eco-system in Qatar.

On this occasion, Samer Abu-Ltaif, Regional General Manager, Microsoft Gulf said, “I would like to congratulate Naim and Mohammed on their new roles. Mohammed 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 further strengthen Microsoft’s relations and partnership with the Governments throughout the Gulf region. Naim on the other hand will play an important part in leveraging our already strong position in Qatar to maintain and extend our leadership position. Give 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 Qatar.”