AWARD CEREMONY DATE
12 SEPTEMBER 2021
WW Unicorns Business Development Lead | Microsoft
Michael's role revolves around working with Unicorns and Late Stage Start-ups on identifying, shaping and building long-term strategic partnerships that will enable more digital natives to utilize the benefits of the Microsoft cloud platform and leverage the advantages of the Microsoft business models.
Prior to this, he was General Manager for Amazon Web Services (AWS) Sub-Sahara Africa (SSA), a subregion of the AWS Emerging Markets (EEM) region. This SSA region is composed of 47 countries of which some are the fastest growing countries in Africa.
A seasoned leader with 25+ years of experience in senior executive roles, Michael is described as passionate for technology and business, strongly results-oriented, a convinced team player who strives for continuous improvement and people excellence.
Michael is Dutch from origin, has a Belgian passport and lives in Dubai. In his free time he enjoys new technology, sports like kite-surfing, snowboarding, running and sailing, as well as discovering new cultures and places during his travels.
Note: Admission is free for trade and industry professionals. Visitors under age 18 will not be permitted.