Microsoft has announced the appointment of Amr Kamel as the new General Manager for the West, East, Central Africa and Indian Ocean Islands (WECA) region. Kamel who will be based in South Africa will report to Ali Faramawy, Corporate Vice President for the Middle East and Africa.
Kamel joined Microsoft Egypt in 2004 and has held several roles, including account manager, communication sector lead, sales excellence lead, and public sector director for the WECA region.
Speaking on his appointment, Amr said “I’m excited to be working in West, East, Central Africa & Indian Ocean Islands region, I believe that our Microsoft’s unique value proposition for the region can help our customers transform their business in a way that enables them to achieve more growth, better customer experience & faster time to market.”
“Our focus will be around instilling trust in cloud solutions, partnering with governments to enable citizens’ services, skills for youth & government automation, enabling our channel partners to have the required competencies to compete on a worldwide scale”, he said. “From geographical presence and value added relationships to transformational opportunities within both the public, commercial and non-governmental sectors, we will work to empower every organisation to achieve more, while ensuring impact in how they use our technology,” Kamel added.
Ali Faramawy, Microsoft Corporate Vice President for the Middle East and Africa commented on the appointment stating that “Amr brings solid experience in strategy and execution while driving sustained business performance across the region, to his new role.
The relationships he has nurtured with clients and partners will serve to reinforce Microsoft’s commitment to helping the region reach its full potential while uncovering growth opportunities for the business and its ecosystem”.