Microsoft Appoints Angela Kyerematen-Jimoh As New Strategic Partnership Lead For Africa
The International Corporate expert, Angela Kyerematen-Jimoh and her team will be pivotal in leading the Strategic Partnership for the ATO and will focus on forming coalitions, partnerships and negotiation with governments in Africa.
Microsoft have announced the appointment of Angela Kyerematen-Jimoh, as its Strategic Partnership Lead for Africa in its new Africa Transformation Office.
According to Microsoft, the establishment of an Africa Transformation Office (ATO) is a reinforcement of its investment in the continent, to enable digital transformation for the continent powered by Africans for Africa.
Microsoft revealed that the office will focus on facilitating growth and fuelling investment in four essential development areas – digital infrastructure, skills development, Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs), and startups.
“The company believes that these ambitious goals cannot be achieved alone, but through strategic partnerships with governments, international organisations, multinationals, and industries, in a manner that accelerates investments in Africa and increase the continent’s export of digital services,” a statement issued by the company said.
Wael Elkabbany, Managing Director, ATO said: “We are delighted to welcome Angela to the team. With over 20 years of leadership experience across the continent in both regional and international roles, Angela will drive strategic partnerships and alliances aimed at accelerating digital transformation. Angela is also very passionate about the continent and being a part of an organisation that is focused on economic growth through technology.”
Angela Kyerematen-Jimoh has over 20 years of experience in leadership, sales and marketing across the financial services and technology sector, balanced between global and local stints.
Prior to joining Microsoft, she was the first female and first African Executive Director/Regional Head for IBM North, East and West Africa, where she advanced IBM’s Hybrid Cloud and AI momentum across 35 countries in Africa.