In a latest development, Abid Zaidi has been chosen as the new Country Manager for Microsoft Pakistan, effective from 1st August 2017. In addition, he has also joined the regional leadership team ever since his appointment.
About Abid Zaidi
Abid held multiple pivotal positions in Microsoft after joining them 10 years ago in 2007. Some of the key positions which he held were commercial segment lead and enterprise director for Pakistan. Moreover, he emphasized on creating customer success during his tenure. He achieved this feat through shaping strategies for digital transformation within Microsoft’s enterprise customers.
Before joining Microsoft in 2007, Abid worked at Unisys and NCR. In addition, he has an ample experience of working in Pakistan as well as abroad. He is also a result-driven business leader with enormous sales and business management experience. Furthermore, his track record in managing high performing teams is quite exemplary too.
An MBA from IBA Karachi, Abid will be continuing to perform his new role from Microsoft office in Karachi. It is pertinent to mention that he will be taking upon Microsoft’s leadership at a crucial time when a company is also in a dire need of transformation.
While speaking at his own appointment, he said:
“I am excited to take up this role at the time when Microsoft, our customers, and the industry is transforming more rapidly than ever before. This is a great opportunity to build a culture centered around our mission of empowering every person and organization on the planet to achieve more, and to have a lasting impact in Pakistan and the broader region. I am committed to building success for our customers, partners, governments and communities”
Abid Zaidi replaces Shahzad Khan
Prior to Abid’s appointment, Shahzad Khan was the Country Manager for Microsoft Pakistan. The latter has now been moved to a new regional role within the company. His new role will be to take charge as the new Small Medium Corporate Lead covering 13 countries; from North Africa all the way to Pakistan.
Shahzad will be primarily responsible for leading the channel transformation besides exploring the complete potential of the small, medium and corporate segments in the region. He will be bringing along his much-needed experience to get things done for the organization.