As President of Microsoft Middle East and Africa (MEA), Samer Abu Ltaif leads Microsoft’s operations in an area that represents one of Microsoft’s fastest growing and most diverse markets. Microsoft MEA’s 3 000 team members span 40 offices covering 79 countries across three continents with more than 18 000 partners.
In this role, Abu Ltaif is responsible for the company’s strategy and advancing its position as an innovative industry leader, a socially responsible enterprise and a recognised, diverse, inclusive and great place to work. He took up this role in February 2017.
Abu Ltaif joined Microsoft in 2004 and has held many senior roles within the organisation. Most recently, he was the General Manager of Microsoft Gulf, where he led landmark Microsoft initiatives aimed at empowering governments and citizens through innovation, revolutionising education, stimulating SME growth and entrepreneurship; all to enhance the markets global competitiveness and modernisation.
Abu Ltaif studied computer science at the American University of Beirut. He is based in Dubai with his wife and two children. In his spare time, Abu Ltaif enjoys water skiing, swimming and spending time with his family.