JUNE 2022: DUBAI, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES – Microsoft
UAE today announced the appointment of Naim Yazbeck as the General Manager,
Microsoft UAE starting from July 1, 2022. Yazbeck is the successor to Sayed
Hashish, who served in the role since 2016.
has served as Microsoft Regional Director: Enterprise and Partner Group (EPG)
since 2016, where he led Microsoft’s efforts to accelerate digital
transformation across industries in the Gulf region and spearheaded strategic
partnerships with key customers and partners. In his new role, Yazbeck will
work with Microsoft’s UAE and Middle East and Africa teams to continue to drive
the company’s growth aspirations in the UAE and support the country’s
leadership in realizing its digital transformation agenda.
“I am thrilled to be trusted with the amazing
opportunity to lead an impressive team in the UAE that I have been a part of
for the last five years. UAE is a country with unique aspirations and we have a
great opportunity – and a responsibility – to step up and play a pivotal role
in the realization of those aspirations. I look forward to building on the
gains we have made in recent years to further empower customers and partners in
the UAE through technology,” Yazbeck said.
Naim’s appointment comes as Microsoft bids farewell
to outgoing General Manager: UAE, Sayed Hashish. Repeatedly recognized as an inspirational leader who has always led with a ‘people-first’
approach, Hashish has played an integral role in Microsoft’s growth in the UAE,
collaborating with government organizations, startups, and other private
enterprises to leverage Microsoft’s platforms and technologies.
journey with Microsoft has been one of incredible growth, excitement, and
accomplishment. It has truly been a privilege to contribute toward the impact
that Microsoft has made in accelerating secure innovation and driving skills
development in the region. I wish to thank the leadership of Microsoft Middle
East and Africa and the phenomenal teams I’ve worked alongside throughout my tenure
for the wonderful experience and look forward to seeing the further impact that
Microsoft delivers across the region,” Hashish said.
on Hashish’s departure, Yazbeck said, “I want to thank Sayed for the great work
he has done over the past five years and the great support he gave to me personally.
Sayed will continue to be a mentor and a dear friend, and I will forever be
grateful to him. I wish him all the best.”