Education Industry Director
As Education Industry Director at Microsoft UAE, Hamad Mattar leads a team focused on driving digital transformation in the education sector and building strategic partnerships to deliver advanced technology and AI solutions. With over 10 years of experience in both government and private sectors, Hamad is an Emirati national passionate about people, creating impact, and continuous learning.
Hamad joined Microsoft in 2012 as an Aspire hire, working as a Government Account Manager where he successfully led sales and business development for multiple sectors, including the UAE Federal Government and Dubai Government. Later, Strategic Programs and Partnerships Leader, Hamad demonstrated his commitment to developing high-caliber national talent by creating the Tomoh Emiratisarion program, which was scaled as a GCC & MEA markets best practice. He has also been instrumental in leading Microsoft Early-in-Career programs and establishing the ‘Be the Change’ award, scaled to other areas in Microsoft.
In 2021, Hamad was seconded on a special assignment to the Ministry of Cabinet Affairs, where he worked closely with the Minister of Government Development & Future as the Director of Special Projects. He led a portfolio of Government digital transformation and skilling initiatives, some of which were announced by the Prime Minister of the UAE.
Hamad holds a Bachelor’s degree in Human Resources Management with Highest Honors from the Higher Colleges of Technology and has completed executive certifications from top institutions such as Harvard Business School, INSEAD, London Business School, Prosci, and Box of Crayons. He is also a graduate of the Mohammed Bin Rashid Impactful Leaders program.
In his new role, Hamad is eager to collaborate with colleagues and stakeholders to make a meaningful impact on the future of the UAE Education sector. As a leader dedicated to growth and development, he is committed to delivering positive change and unlocking new possibilities for students, educators, and communities across the UAE.