Microsoft has appointed Ibrahim Youssry as the Regional General Manager of Microsoft MEA Multi Country Cluster, the new subsidiary that spans the whole of Africa (except for South Africa and Egypt), the Indian Ocean Islands, as well as Levant and Pakistan.
According to the company, Youssry brings over 30 years of professional experience and industry knowledge to the role. He joined Microsoft in 2007 in the server and tools business, which he managed across most of Africa and Levant.
A statement by the company read in part, “In 2008, he became the general manager of Microsoft West Central Africa. During his four-year tenure, he led growth across the region, overseeing every aspect of Microsoft’s business and being awarded the Microsoft global ‘General Manager of the Year’ award in 2009.
“In 2011, Youssry moved to Microsoft France, leading an extensive government business covering ministries, social and administrative entities and large public-private accounts. In November 2013, Youssry moved back to the MEA region and joined Microsoft Gulf as the public sector lead.”
The statement added, “Over the past four years, Youssry has made an enormous impact in the market, supporting government and education organisations to accelerate their digital transformation agenda and growing the Microsoft public sector business significantly.
“Prior to joining Microsoft, Youssry spent many years working in multi-national organisations across different sectors, including Aramco, GUPCO and Schlumberger in the oil and gas industry; Gemalto and Orascom ‘Djezzy’ in the telecommunications space.”
He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Geophysics and a Master’s degree in International Business Management.
The Country Manager, Microsoft Nigeria, Akin Banuso, welcomed Youssry’s appointment, saying, “The establishment of the MCC under his leadership allows us to more closely align across growth markets to further deliver on our vision of digital transformation, while enabling partners.
“I look forward to working with him and the MCC team, not only to drive our customers’ success, but also to invest in digital skills building and youth uplifting in Nigeria.”
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