Uwa Airhiavbere is Managing Director of Microsoft’s Worldwide Oil & Gas sector. In this role, Uwa is responsible for Microsoft’s overall strategy in the Oil & Gas industry, field readiness and engagement, partner strategy, strategic investments, and integration among business groups within Microsoft.
Prior to his current role, Uwa held several positions at General Electric (GE) where he had a successful nine-year career within the Oil & Gas Division. As a strategist and thought leader, Uwa has a proven record of success driving profitable growth and shareholder value. He’s a visionary who supported and led companies through diverse market cycles – from rapid growth to declining economies. Over the course of Uwa’s career, he has worked closely with global organizations from startup companies to Fortune-listed corporations.
Uwa earned an Executive MBA from Cornell University and a Master of Arts in International Relations at Johns Hopkins University, School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS), with concentrations in International Economics & Energy Policy. He also has a Bachelor of Arts in Business Economics, with honors, from Brown University.