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Technology & IT | Monday 16 April, 2018 8:17 am |
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Microsoft Names Thamer Alharbi as President for its operations in Saudi Arabia

Microsoft today announced the appointment of Thamer Alharbi as President for Microsoft Arabiain Saudi Arabia.

In his new role, Alharbi will spearhead Microsoft’s efforts in accelerating digital transformation and innovation across industries, leveraging his over fifteen years of professional experience and industry knowledge in Saudi and Middle East. 

“Thamer is joining Microsoft at a time where our technologies are translating the Saudi Vision 2030 into a reality, andwe are delighted to have Thamer Alharbi leading Microsoft in Saudi Arabia,” said Samer Abu-Ltaif, President Microsoft Middle East & Africa. “He is a tremendous asset to building and driving our business in the Saudimarket, asthe Kingdom advances towards becoming a technology hub for the region. We believe he is the perfect leader to strengthen Microsoft’s business with the government, our customers and our partners, as well as building on our commitment to prepare the workforce with the IT skills required for future success.”

“Microsoft, with its solutions from the intelligent cloud to the intelligent edge, will be an enabler and driver of the Saudi vision 2030,” said Thamer Alharbi. “I am excited to take the responsibility that is entrusted to me to lead Microsoft in The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and to drive our customers’ digital transformation powered by Microsoft intelligent cloud and bringing our best expertise to a secure and modern workplace. I have had the blessingto partner with some of the best minds in the IT sector to encourage the spirit of innovation and creativity across publicand private sectors.”

Thamer’s areas of expertise cover business transformation, consultancy, andinformation technology services. He successfully managed and ledinitiatives for organizations to optimize operations and enhance efficiency. Prior to joining Microsoft, Alharbi held key positions in Saudi Arabiaand Middle East; where he drove the business and growth agendas for number of globalcompanies.

Thamer holdsa Bachelor of Systems Engineering degree from King Fahad University of Petroleum & Mineralsand studied in Stephen M. Ross Business School of the Universityof Michigan.

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