Microsoft Appoints New Africa, Middle East Head to Drive Growth

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Tech giant Microsoft has appointed Ibrahim Youssry as the general manager to oversee the firm’s newest Multi Country Cluster (MCC) subsidiary.

Mr Youssry will oversee the firm’s operations in Middle East and Africa region that cuts across the Indian Ocean Islands, Pakistan, Levant countries and whole of Africa with an exception of except for South Africa and Egypt.

“The establishment of MCC under Ibrahim’s leadership, allows us to more closely align across growth markets to further deliver on our vision of digital transformation, while enabling partners,” said Microsoft Kenya Country manager Sebuh Haileleul.

Youssry’s experience spans three decades. He holds a Bachelor of Science-Geophysics degree and a Masters in International Business Management.

He started off at Microsoft in 2007 in the server and tools business, which he managed across most of Africa and Levant. 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.


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