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Ahmed Mazhari Appointed as the New President for Microsoft Asia

Ahmed Mazhari Appointed as the New President for Microsoft Asia

Ahmed Mazhari has been appointed as Microsoft Asia’s new President and Corporate Vice President, Microsoft Corporation effective from February 10, 2020. He follows in the footsteps of Ralph Haupter who will be the President of Europe, Middle East and Africa region for Microsoft effective from April 1, 2020. Mazhari and Haupter will work together until March 31, 2020 to ensure a seamless transition of leadership.

Mazhari will use his experience in leading and implementing digital transformation and fostering strong collaboration between organizations to head Microsoft’s operations in the region. He will be reporting to Jean-Philippe Courtois, the Executive Vice-President and President, Global Sales, Marketing and Operations, Microsoft Corporation.

“I am delighted that Ahmed Mazhari is bringing his global leadership experience and deep understanding of digital transformation, from ideation to implementation, to Microsoft Asia. With his strong track record and passion for empowering customers, I know Ahmed will continue to drive an innovative approach, supporting the region’s economic growth and societal goals. I would also like to thank Ralph Haupter for his significant contributions to Asia, as he takes on a new role leading our EMEA region and continues to make an impact within Microsoft” said Courtois.

Mazhari brings over 23 years of experience at GE and Genpact where he served as the Senior Vice President and Chief Growth Officer leading to GE and Genpact’s growth across all industry verticals, products, service lines and geographies.

“I’m thrilled to be joining Microsoft and excited by its mission to empower every person and every organization on the planet to achieve more. It is an honor and great pleasure to lead Microsoft in Asia, my home region, the vibrant epicenter of global economic activity, with organizations who are unparalleled in their willingness to boldly adopt emerging business models and technologies. I look forward to working closely with our customers, partners and employees to accelerate digital transformation in this region,” said Mazhari.

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