Majd Abbar

National Technology Officer
Microsoft Middle East Cluster
(Qatar, Kuwait, Oman, Bahrain, Jordan, Lebanon, Iraq, Pakistan)

Majd Abbar is a technology advocate and trusted advisor, currently serving as the National Technology Officer for the Microsoft Middle East Cluster, which includes Qatar, Kuwait, Oman, Bahrain, Jordan, Lebanon, Iraq, and Pakistan. In this role, Majd is responsible for empowering customers to realize the opportunities enabled by the Microsoft Cloud and solutions, while modeling Microsoft’s technology vision and culture of growth and learning.

Majd brings over 23 years of experience at Microsoft Corporation to his current role, where he has handled multimillion-dollar projects and nationwide initiatives. He has assumed various roles at Microsoft Headquarters in Redmond, WA, establishing the Arabic Windows group, the Emerging Markets Windows initiative, and the Microsoft Windows Global Language plan.

In 2012, Majd joined the Qatar Computing Research Institute in Doha for 8 years, where he significantly increased and enriched the digital Arabic content on the web and established the IP commercialization foundation, leading to the spin-off of multiple startups and 100+ technology licenses.

In late 2019, Majd rejoined Microsoft in Qatar as the National Technology Officer for the Middle East Cluster, where he successfully launched the Microsoft Cloud Region data centers and played a key role in the success of the Qatar 2022 FIFA World Cup.

Majd holds a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering from South Dakota State University and a Master of Business Administration (MBA) in Management Information Systems (MIS) from Simon Fraser University in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. He later completed the Advanced Project Management certificate in 2016 from Stanford University in California.

Majd’s extensive experience and expertise in the technology industry have made him a valuable asset to Microsoft and the Middle East Cluster, where he continues to drive innovation and growth in the region.