Ali Faramawy appointed Microsoft’s Corporate VP for Middle East and Africa


Microsoft has announced the appointment of Ali Faramawy as its Corporate Vice President for Microsoft Middle East and Africa.

In his new role, Mr Faramawy will be in charge of Microsoft’s operations in the Middle East and Africa (MEA) region, one of thirteen areas that comprise Microsoft’s worldwide operations.

Microsoft MEA has 32 offices representing 79 countries across three continents.

Ali Faramawy, Microsoft's new Corporate Vice President for Microsoft Middle East and Africa

Prior to his new position, Faramawy was Vice President Microsoft International and President for Microsoft Middle East and Africa.

“Ali’s inspirational leadership and commitment to Microsoft and the MEA region have won him the respect of colleagues, customers and partners,” said Jean-Philippe Courtois, Microsoft International President in a media release.

“I am very proud to be a part of Microsoft in the Middle East and Africa right now, during a time of great challenge and opportunity for the region. There is incredible potential in MEA with its young population. We will continue to focus on the acceleration of talent development, equipping them with the right tools, opportunities, knowledge and infrastructure, as a skilled and well-trained workforce is essential for economic growth and stability,” said Faramawy.