Microsoft appoints Ahmed Mazhari as new Asia chief
Microsoft Asia has appointed Ahmed Mazhari as its new president and corporate vice president of Microsoft Corporation effective February 10.
Mazhari will replace Ralph Haupter who will be the President of Europe, Middle East & Africa (EMEA) region for Microsoft on April 1.
He spent 23 years at GE and Genpact (a spin off from GE launched in 2005), where he was the senior vice president and chief growth officer, leading the company’s growth globally across all industry verticals, products, service lines and geographies as well as championing partnerships and alliances with strategic service providers to deliver and enhance client value propositions.
Prior to Genpact, Mazhari held senior leadership roles with Xerox.
Mazhari will look to harness his experience in leading and implementing digital transformation and fostering strong collaboration between organizations, to spearhead Microsoft’s work in the region.
“I’m thrilled to be joining Microsoft and excited by its mission to empower every person and every organization on the planet to achieve more,” he said.
“It is an honor and great pleasure to lead Microsoft in Asia, my home region, the vibrant epicentre of global economic activity, with organizations who are unparalleled in their willingness to boldly adopt emerging business models and technologies.
“I look forward to working closely with our customers, partners and employees to accelerate digital transformation in this region,” he added.
Mazhari will report to Jean-Philippe Courtois, Executive Vice-President and President, Global Sales, Marketing & Operations, Microsoft Corporation.
“I am delighted that Ahmed Mazhari is bringing his global leadership experience and deep understanding of digital transformation, from ideation to implementation, to Microsoft Asia,” Courtois said.
“With his strong track record and passion for empowering customers, I know Ahmed will continue to drive an innovative approach, supporting the region’s economic growth and societal goals.
“I would also like to thank Ralph Haupter for his significant contributions to Asia, as he takes on a new role leading our EMEA region and continues to make an impact within Microsoft.”