Microsoft Gulf names new general manager


Staff Report

Dubai: Microsoft has appointed Sayed Hashish as the Regional General Manager for Microsoft Gulf.
In his new role, Sayed will be overseeing the company’s operations across the Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar and the UAE, driving strategic planning and shaping growth initiatives to enable digital transformation across sectors in the region through developing youth capabilities, encouraging local innovation, furthering the Digital agenda and fostering a knowledge-based economy.
Sayed who joined Microsoft in 1998, has spent over 10 years in Dubai and held key positions in the region to drive the company’s mission in empowering individuals and organisations to achieve more. Most recently he was General Manager for Microsoft’s Public Sector in Middle East and Africa. During his tenure, he led a diverse team of Microsoft employees based in 79 countries covering government, education, healthcare, public safety and national security sectors. Sayed is a multiple winner of the Microsoft Circle of Excellence award for outstanding accomplishments that contributed to the success and growth of the company.
Sayed is an ardent believer in the power of technology to serve citizens, businesses and communities around the world. He takes over the reins from Samer Abu Ltaif who held it for 6 years, and was recently appointed as President for Microsoft Middle East and Africa.