As General Manager for Microsoft Gulf, Sayed Hashish is responsible for overseeing the company’s operations across Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar and the United Arab Emirates (UAE), in addition to driving strategic planning and shaping growth initiatives that enable digital transformation across sectors in the region.
He joined Microsoft in 1998 and has been based in Dubai for the last 10 years, holding key positions while driving forward the company’s mission to empower individuals and organisations to achieve more. Most recently, Hashish served as General Manager for Microsoft’s Public Sector team in the Middle East and Africa (MEA). During his tenure he led a diverse team of Microsoft employees based in 79 countries covering government, education, healthcare, public safety and national security sectors.
Hashish has held different technical, sales and managerial roles in with companies such as IBM and NCR. He is a multiple winner of the Microsoft Circle of Excellence Award for outstanding accomplishments that contributed to the success and growth of the company. He is also an active member of several non-profit organisations committed to the professional development of Arab IT specialists and institutions to create an Arab knowledge community.
Married with two children, Hashish also enjoys horseback riding, deep-sea fishing and spending time with his family. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Physics from the American University in Cairo.