KARACHI (PR): Amir Rao has been appointed as the country manager for Microsoft Pakistan. The appointment came into effect in January, 2013 and under this capacity, he will be responsible for managing Microsoft’s operations and driving future growth while building sustainable partnerships with the local IT sector in addition to introducing the latest Microsoft innovations to Pakistan.

Amir joins Microsoft with 13 years of Sales Leadership and Management experience in the field of Telecommunications across Pakistan, Middle East and Africa. Prior to his current role, he was the head of business development at Nokia Siemens Network in Africa region. Earlier, he had spent eight years at Motorola in the roles of Strategic sales Development Director for Africa and as the country manager in Pakistan. He has also worked with Huawei Technologies as general manager Sales and Marketing for Pakistan. Amir is well versed with Pakistan’s business and socio-political landscape.

Speaking on this triumphant occasion, Amir Rao, country manager, Microsoft Pakistan said: “I’m very excited to join Microsoft and look forward to bringing value to the Pakistan Subsidiary in particular and the company. I attribute the achievements in my career to date, to my core values of compassion, commitment to success and integrity; and believe that through Microsoft this role offers me an opportunity to contribute towards the socio-political development in Pakistan, by enabling lives and helping people realize their true potential.”