General Manager, Gulf
Since his appointment in May 2017, Sayed Hashish has served as Microsoft’s regional general manager for the Arabian Gulf region. In this capacity, he is responsible for the company’s operations across Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman and the UAE, and is tasked with overseeing Microsoft’s growth initiatives and strategy, with a focus on key areas, such as youth development and supporting the establishment of a knowledge-based economy.
Joining Microsoft back in 1998, Sayed spent over 10 years in Dubai and has held several key positions across the region. He previously served as the general manager for Microsoft’s Public Sector in Middle East and Africa.
During his tenure at the company, Hashish has led a team of employees based in 79 countries, and has been an active participant in projects covering the government, healthcare, public safety, education, public safety and national security sectors. He is particularly passionate about technology’s positive impact on education and job creation.