Nabeel Youakim has been with Citrix for over 18 years, and is currently responsible for the product direction of the main Citrix products, XenApp and XenDesktop, within the Windows Application Delivery group. Youakim leads a team of product managers and architects responsible for the XenApp and XenDesktop roadmaps. His role also includes working with the key alliances to ensure alignment around product directions.
Nabeel has held several key roles at Citrix including executive leadership positions supporting product development and strategic alliances for the APAC region and Australia. As well, he led development of Citrix's strategic relationship and engagement with Microsoft. Under his leadership, Citrix was named Microsoft Global ISV of the year for both 2003 and 2005. Citrix and Microsoft continue their strategic partnership with a number of joint initiatives.
Prior to joining Citrix in 1998, Nabeel held director positions in sales and marketing at Microsoft. He also served as general manager for Pacific Partners and as sales manager for Law Data Services. He began his technology career with 10 years at Burroughs/Unisys.