Hoda Sleilaty Younan took the helm of Microsoft Lebanon in October 2012, as Country Manager of Lebanon and neighboring new markets (Iraq and Afghanistan).
Prior to her current role, Younan served as Financial Services Lead for Microsoft Middle East and Africa region and Government Lead for Microsoft North Africa, East Mediterranean and Pakistan. In that capacity, Younan helped bridging between businesses and Governments priorities from one side and Microsoft Initiatives and offerings from the other. With that diverse background, Younan brings to her new role as Microsoft Lebanon and NIM Country Manager, unique capabilities in combining vertical sector knowledge and next-generation technology expertise.
Younan is concentrating her efforts on five main areas: empowering SMBs through innovative Microsoft technology and improving business productivity and operational efficiency with cloud computing, inspiring digital lifestyles and delivering amazing digital experiences to consumers and enterprises, enabling educational institutions and governments with technological platforms for innovation and better end-user service, contributing to the growth of the IT sector in the countries she covers, and developing it into a source of employability and economic value, while leading on policy development to support the growth of the sector.
Younan holds a degree in Computer Engineering from Université Saint Joseph and has started her career in applications design and development for various businesses. She moved then into consulting and IT solutions sales and implementation.