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Thursday, Oct 18th

Microsoft appoints new MCC lead

Microsoft appoints new MCC lead

Microsoft has named Ibrahim Youssry as the Regional General Manager of the software company's newly created MEA Multi Country Cluster (MCC).

According to Microsoft, the MCC is Africa-wide (except Egypt and South Africa) and reflects the company's positioning for anticipated growth in cloud across the region.

Akin Banuso, Country Manager of Microsoft Nigeria described the establishment of MCC as an opportunity for Microsoft to more closely align across growth markets and further deliver on the company's 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," Banuso said.

Youssry has been with Microsoft for 11 years. He joined the company in 2007 in the server and tools business, which he managed across most of Africa and Levant. The following year, he was appointed as the General Manager of Microsoft West Central Africa, a position he held till 2011 when he joined Microsoft France where he led government business covering ministries, social and administrative entities and large public-private accounts.

He returned to MEA region in November 2013 when he joined Microsoft Gulf as the Public Sector lead.

"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," read a statement issued by Microsoft.

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