Microsoft Gulf names new director
Dubai, September 5, 2007
Microsoft Gulf has announced the appointment of Khaled Lootah as the region’s public sector director.
Lootah will drive Microsoft Gulf’s public sector strategy, as well as overseeing the company’s overall citizenship and corporate social responsibility initiatives.
A UAE national, Lootah holds a BA in Computer Science with emphasis on Applied Mathematics from San Diego, an MBA with specialisation in Information Systems from New Hampshire College Manchester, in US and a Master of Law in Information Technology and Telecommunications Law from University of Strathclyde, UK. Before joining Microsoft, Lootah was the director in charge of Information Technology at the Department of Naturalization and Residency Administration.
“We are very excited about having Khaled onboard and his appointment will enable us to further enhance and implement our public sector strategies with governments in the region,” said Charbel Fakhoury, general manager Microsoft Gulf. “Khaled will also be responsible for driving Microsoft’s Unlimited Potential and dedicate efforts to our various citizenship initiatives such as Partners in Learning, the Community Technology Skills Program, Local Software Economy, IT Academies, Microsoft Innovation Centers and the Local Language Program across the region.
“We are committed to creating sustainable social and economic opportunity and through our Microsoft Unlimited Potential efforts, we work with governments and communities around the world to foster digital inclusion and to provide access to technologies and skills that stimulate local economic growth,” he said.
Lootah will also work with the regional public sector to identify opportunities for innovation in eGoverment and eLearning and improve the level of education across the region. – TradeArabia News Service