Microsoft appoints Ahmed Mazhari as new President for Asia

Ahmed Mazhari has been appointed Microsoft Asia’s new President and Corporate Vice President, Microsoft Corporation, effective February 10, 2020. He takes the reins from Ralph Haupter, who will be the President of Europe, Middle East & Africa (EMEA) region for Microsoft starting April 1, 2020. Haupter and Mazhari will work together to ensure a seamless transition till March 31, 2020.

In his new role, Mazhari will harness his experience in leading and implementing digital transformation and fostering strong collaboration between organizations, to spearhead Microsoft’s work in the region. He 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. 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” said Courtois.

Mazhari joins Microsoft following 23 years at GE and Genpact (a spin off from GE in 2005), where he most recently served as Senior Vice President and Chief Growth Officer leading the company’s growth globally across all industry verticals, products, service lines and geographies. In this role, he also championed partnerships and alliances with strategic service providers to deliver and enhance client value propositions.

“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. 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,” said Mazhari.

Ahmed has lived and worked in the US, Asia and Europe and has a strong track record in leading global and regional teams. Prior to Genpact, Mazhari held senior leadership roles with Xerox.

Mazhari holds a Bachelor of Engineering in Mechanical Engineering from the Motilal Nehru National Institute of Technology, India.

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