The Middle East’s

5. Microsoft

Established: 1975
Global Headquarters: U.S.
Regional Headquarters: U.A.E.
Corporate Vice President & President—Central & Eastern Europe, Middle East & Africa: Samer Abu-Ltaif

Microsoft’s regional operations cover Central and Eastern Europe, the Middle East, and Africa. In the 2023 financial year, Microsoft launched “Microsoft Cloud for Sustainability,” which incorporates and unifies data intelligence for organizations. In the same year, it also launched the Emissions Impact Dashboard and the Microsoft Planetary Computer, which helps monitor and manage ecosystems. Other launches include “FarmBeats for Students,” which explores how big data, AI, and machine learning apply to real-world sustainability. In November 2022, Microsoft partnered with Egypt’s Ministry of Communications and Information Technology to establish a Government Centre of Excellence for Emissions Accounting and Reporting.