Microsoft Malaysia appoints Public Sector Lead
Focus Malaysia 14 Aug 2019 12:53

Microsoft Malaysia has appointed Sheikh Manzoor (picture) as its Public Sector lead for the subsidiary. As the Public Sector lead, Sheikh Manzoor is responsible for the empowerment of the public sector (including GLCs) by innovating and accelerating digital transformation. To achieve this, he is in charge of leading a talented team of digital enablers tasked with delivering long term relationships and value whilst building on the digital transformation momentum for Microsoft’s customers and partners. 

A graduate of Business Studies and Finance of Northumbria University from Newcastle (England), Sheikh Manzoor has amassed over 28 years of experience in the industry, helming several leadership positions such as the Executive Director for Business Operations at SAS Malaysia and Country Manager for IBM-Cognos.

Part of Sheikh Manzoor’s portfolio involves working with commercial organizations, GLCs and public service agencies, where he plays the role of an advocate for digital transformation through innovative usage of business analytics, AI and machine learning. His role in Microsoft will leverage on this experience to help empower organizations in the public sector with new technologies to improve their performance.

“I have always been passionate about driving business growth using technology,” said Sheikh Manzoor. “Looking at the great work Microsoft has done in Malaysia over the past few decades, I cannot help but feel excited and honored to be a part of an organization that genuinely wants to bring about technological empowerment in the public sector. I look forward to working with the team to further accelerate the Malaysian digital transformation journey.”

In addition to being an experienced business leader, Sheikh Manzoor is a technology enthusiast with interests in the field of information technology, data analytics and AI. He enjoys engaging with customers to talk about the benefits of new technologies and how it can help provide solutions to some of the challenges faced by business, exploring a world of possible solutions and identifying opportunities to turn those possibilities into reality.

K. Raman, Managing Director, Microsoft Malaysia said, “As Microsoft continues to work closely with the public sector to drive momentum on a variety of segments such as education and healthcare, Sheikh Manzoor’s appointment as the Public Sector lead is indeed a welcome addition to the team here in Malaysia. His experience in the industry coupled with his passion for technology will ensure that our customers and partners in the public sector receive the best of what Microsoft has to offer. As our government continues to push for businesses to embrace digital transformation, we are confident that Microsoft will continue playing a key role through Sheikh Manzoor’s leadership.”

Outside of work, Sheikh Manzoor enjoys spending quality time with his family and participating in outdoor activities such as golfing, swimming, jungle trekking and fishing. He also regularly participates in charitable events.

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