Ahmed Hassan Elzaher is the Assistant Minister for Ecosystem Development and the Acting CEO of the Information Technology Industry Development Agency (ITIDA).
Elzaher has more than 27 years of experience in the IT industry across different countries: Egypt, the UAE, Kenya and Algeria, and in different domains, including IT services, go-to market strategies, leadership development, and business development. He has a strong track record in building and expanding organizations, spearheading growth, and developing talents at local and regional levels.  

At IBM, Elzaher was the Vice President of IBM Cybersecurity Business for Middle East and Africa, in Dubai. He led a large team to establish and structure the organization, and deliver strategic cybersecurity solutions for clients across the region.

Previously, Elzaher served as Director of Sales for Central, East and West Africa, in Nairobi. He was responsible for the overall go-to market strategy for the region.

At IBM Egypt, Elzaher was Head of the Global Technology Services; he oversaw the delivery of IT infrastructure projects to clients. He also served as the Head of the overall Sales organization.

Before joining MCIT, Elzaher was Chief Commercial Officer at Digital14, the official cybersecurity provider for Expo2020 Dubai.

Elzaher holds a B.Sc. in electrical engineering (communications and electronics), which he earned from Ain Shams University.
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