About us Our Team

Ziad Rizk

Crayon MEA - CEO

In his long career within the industry, Ziad has held a variety of technical, sales and managerial roles of which the last 13 years has been at Microsoft. 

Ziad is a dual citizen of France and Lebanon and has resided in the UAE since 1978. He has completed his Bachelor degree in Computer Science from the American University in Beirut. Ziad is married to Nadine and has 2 daughters Isabelle and Chloe. In his spare time, Ziad enjoys wakeboarding, kitesurfing and more importantly a great BBQ with his friends.

Karim Kalaawi

General Manager - Cloud & Distribution - MEA

More than twenty years of professional experience covering a wide range of skills in business development, technology and sales management within the IT and telecom industries, with focus on SaaS and cloud computing in Gulf and Emerging markets across Europe, Middle East and Africa.

Karim Kalaawi is passionate about building relationships with customers and partners; a team player and leader with great experience in managing cross cultural teams in very diverse environments.

Dr. Samir Said

Healthcare Lead - MEA

Dr. Samir was Healthcare Lead for MEA in Microsoft for the last 7 years. Before moving to IT, he spent 10 years in the Pharmaceutical Industry in different capacities. With his leadership and deep expertise, Samir has established Crayon as a key player in the Healthcare Industry and is successfully leading Crayon in its transformational journey of an industry focused approach.

Samir is married to Amal and is the proud father of Leila who is pursuing a degree in Architecture. Samir enjoys any place that has sea attached to it, museums and is a passionate cook!

Omar Wazzan

Operations Director – MEA

Omar has more than 12 years’ experience in steering Microsoft Partner Operations across Middle East. Early 2016, Omar joined forces with Crayon and has been successfully applying his core competence in setting up operations in Crayon offices and enable Crayon Enterprise customers to achieve their goals.

Omar was born and raised in Amman, Jordan and holds a bachelor degree in Computer Information Systems. He is married to Rana and has 1 son, Karim. In his spare time, Omar enjoys playing Squash, and gather with friends outside social networks!

Chadi Debs

Country Manager - Saudi

Chadi comes with strong leadership capabilities with 20+ years experience in executive roles; from setting up regional offices to managing companies that are 100+ Employees, having made partnerships with the major IT vendors like Dell, EMC, Microsoft, Juniper, Oracle, Wise, McAfee, Symantec, SAP.

A Proud Father of three Wonderful Angels, Vincent(13), Anna Maria(10), and Peter (7Month), Married to the Jewel of My life Vera whom I met in Qatar. My Moto in Life is Family First, rest come after. Never miss an opportunity to enjoy life as what you can do now, you might not be able to do tomorrow.

Shradha Subramanian

Marketing Lead - MEA

Shradha is an extremely resourceful, enthusiastic and adaptable personal with excellent academic background in effective communications and mass media with 5+ years experience in the Middle East in successfully delivering unique marketing campaigns. She has a vast amount of experience with marketing, account management, vendor relationship, channel development and client servicing. 

In her personal life, Shradha is dancer (Won National and State level competitions) and enjoys all kinds of music and travelling. 

Muhammad Mohsin Saddique

Finance Lead – MEA

Muhammad has a diverse experience of 10 years within the gulf region and Pakistan working in key companies such as Porsche and Circle K. He specializes in Finance restructuring and streamlining financial operations. 

Muhammad was born and raised in Pakistan. He holds a Master Degree in accounting and Finance with Distinctions. He is accompanied with his wife Snia Sharif and is blessed with his daughter Ayat Fatima. In his spare time, Muhammad enjoys going out with family and friends.