Middle East Kuwait Ehab Mostafa Assumes New Role as Country Manager of Microsoft in...
Ehab Mostafa Assumes New Role as Country Manager of Microsoft in Kuwait
Moustafa to Drive Microsoft's Growth Strategy in Kuwait
Sunday, February 01, 2009
Kuwait, Kuwait

Microsoft Gulf today announced the appointment of Ehab Mostafa as the new country manager for Microsoft in Kuwait. As the country manager, Mostafa will work closely with the Gulf leadership team and be responsible for managing day-to-day operations in Kuwait and for driving Microsoft's future growth in the region. In addition, he will engage closely with Microsoft's partners and customers in Kuwait to ensure sustained economic growth through the use of information and communications technology.

Ehab Mostafa comes with over eleven years of experience with Microsoft, of which 7 years were spent in Egypt where his contributions were instrumental in building Microsoft's business in Egypt in his capacity both as Enterprise Product Group Lead as well as Marketing Manager. In 2004 he moved to Microsoft Saudi and led the Enterprise Group for 2 years during which he supported the building of capacity and the establishment of a strong foundation for Microsoft in the Kingdom. In 2007 he moved to Microsoft's MEA headquarters as Sales Excellence Director driving significant improvements in the areas of pipeline management, growth planning and business management.

Commenting on his new role, Ehab Mostafa, Country Manager, Microsoft Kuwait said, "There is great potential in Kuwait as both the public and private sectors are dedicated to harnessing the power of technology. Microsoft has for long been committed to the growth and development of the industry, and I look forward to fulfilling on this commitment and ensuring that our customers, partners and wider community in Kuwait continue to benefit from Microsoft."

Mostafa's most recent assignment was as the Enterprise Product Group Director for Microsoft Middle East and Africa where he contributed to building the organizations capacity across fifty-eight countries in the region. Mostafa replaces Ramez Dandan who has relocated to Microsoft Dubai to assume the new role of Gulf Compete Strategy Lead.

Charbel Fakhoury, General Manager of Microsoft Gulf expressed confidence for the newly appointed manager. "I am very pleased to have Ehab Mostafa as part of the executive leadership team, where we will benefit immensely from his experience, proven record of success and passion for technology. I am confident that his skills will be vital in communicating the ongoing vision for Microsoft in Kuwait and will create even more opportunities for growth in this dynamic market."

A passionate golfer and an avid football enthusiast, Mostafa holds a degree in Accounting from Cairo University following which he obtained a degree in Computer Science from the American University in Cairo and an Executive MBA from the Kellogg School of Management Northwestern University in Chicago, USA.

Founded in 1975, Microsoft (Nasdaq "MSFT") is the worldwide leader in software, services and Internet technologies for personal and business computing. The company offers a wide range of products and services designed to empower people through great software - any time, any place and on any device.

Microsoft opened its Dubai-based Middle East office in 1991. Microsoft today has four subsidiaries in the Middle East region: Microsoft Gulf which oversees Microsoft activities in Kuwait, Bahrain, Qatar, the UAE, Oman and Yemen, Microsoft Arabia covering the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, Microsoft Egypt and Microsoft North Africa East Mediterranean and Pakistan that oversees Algeria, Morocco, Tunisia, Libya, Jordan, Lebanon, Iraq, Afghanistan, Syria, Palestine Territories and Pakistan.

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