Mr. Ihsan Anabtawi
Chief Operating & Marketing Officer
As Chief Operating and Marketing Officer of Microsoft in the Gulf region, Ihsan Anabtawi leads commercial business strategy, planning, operations, marketing, brand and communications across all Microsoft businesses, including Intelligent Cloud, AI, Modern Workplace, and Business Applications.
Joining Microsoft in 2004, Anabtawi held several individual and leadership roles in enterprise, solution sales, business operations, product marketing, and technical advisory across the company.
Most recently, he was regional director of the Office Product Group. In this role, he led the transformation to the cloud services business with Office 365 and drove triple-digit cloud growth across the region. Previously, Anabtawi led the Office Product Group across North Africa, Eastern Mediterranean and Pakistan, led marketing and operations in Jordan, and was a technology strategist in both Jordan and Saudi Arabia.
Anabtawi holds a bachelor’s degree in computer science from the University of Jordan, and completed business and leadership programs at The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, INSEAD and the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University. He lives in Dubai with his wife and two children.