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Ibrahim Youssry becomes GM, Microsoft MEA

Microsoft has appointed Ibrahim Youssry as Regional General Manager of Microsoft MEA Multi Country Cluster (MCC).

According to a statement from the tech firm, this new subsidiary spans the full African continent (except for South Africa and Egypt), the Indian Ocean Islands, as well as Levant and Pakistan.


The statement reads: “Youssry brings over thirty years of professional experience and industry knowledge to the role.  He joined Microsoft in 2007 in the server and tools business, which he managed across most of Africa and Levant.


“In 2008, he became the General Manager of Microsoft West Central Africa. During his four-year tenure, he led growth across the region, overseeing every aspect of Microsoft’s business and being awarded the Microsoft global “General Manager of the Year” award in 2009. 


“In 2011, Youssry moved to Microsoft France, leading an extensive government business covering ministries, social and administrative entities and large public-private accounts. In November 2013, Youssry moved back to the MEA region and joined Microsoft Gulf as the Public Sector lead.

“Over the past four years, Youssry has made an enormous impact in the market supporting government and education organisations to accelerate their digital transformation agendas and growing the Microsoft public-sector business significantly.

“Prior to joining Microsoft, Youssry spent many years working in multinational organisations across different sectors including Aramco, GUPCO and Schlumberger in the oil and gas industry, Gemalto and Orascom “Djezzy” in the Telco space.

“He holds a Bachelor of Science-Geophysics degree and a Masters in International Business Management.”

Speaking on Youssry’s appointment, the Country Manager of Microsoft Nigeria, Akin Banuso, said: “The establishment of MCC under Ibrahim’s leadership, allows us to more closely align across growth markets to further deliver on our vision of digital transformation, while enabling partners.

“I look forward to working with Ibrahim and the MCC team, not only to drive our customer’s success but also to invest in digital skills building and youth upliftment in Nigeria”.