Sohail El Abd

Sohail El Abd

Sohail ElAbd is the General Manager of Esri Global for the Middle East & Africa region. As an expert in Geospatial Technology, ElAbd brings 23+ years of experience in driving National Government GIS strategies, Partnerships & Alliance, and Business Development across Emerging Markets in the Middle East & Africa.

Being goal-oriented, ElAbd envisioned GIS Nationwide implementations in many countries in the Middle East & Africa region. ElAbd has experience in GIS Applications for Safe Cities, Smart Cities, Land Administration, and Government Solutions among others.

Having assumed leadership roles for Tier 1 US organizations such as Esri, ElAbd is an insightful and principled character, with high work ethics and performance levels. His strong general management skills are based on “People First” philosophy.

ElAbd is a holder of 2 degrees in Engineering and GIS from world-recognized universities; Namely a B.Sc. of Civil Engineering from Alexandria University in Egypt, and a M.Sc. of Information Technology from Nottingham University in the UK.