Ramez Dandan

Chief Technology Officer, Microsoft, UAE

Ramez Dandan leads Microsoft’s Digital Transformation enablement efforts with key customers in the Gulf by helping them translate and bridge how Cloud technology, policy and business model opportunities can empower every person and every organization in the region to achieve more.

Ramez has over 28 years of experience in IT, Telecom and Biotech across MEA. Prior to his current role at Microsoft Gulf, Ramez led Microsoft’s regional Open Source Software initiative and prior to that served as Microsoft Kuwait’s General Manager.

Over the years Ramez held a variety of senior sales, marketing and business development leadership roles. Before joining Microsoft, Ramez was the MEA Marketing Director at LifeScan (Johnson & Johnson). Prior to that, Ramez worked with Ericsson in Saudi Arabia managing the enterprise and consumer markets, and with Sun Microsystems ME as Regional Sales and Marketing Director.

Ramez holds a B.Sc. in Electrical Engineering from the University of Tennessee in the USA.