Angela Kyerematen-Jimoh, former Regional General Manager of IBM North, East and West Africa has joined Microsoft as the Strategic Partnership Lead for Africa at the newly formed Africa Transformation Office (ATO).
After about 10 years of working with IBM, rising to become the first female Country Director in Africa and later, the first African to hold the Regional General Manager of IBM North, East and West Africa position, Kyerematen-Jimoh was poached by Microsoft for the new role.
In a post on her LinkedIn page, she posted the following statement:
“I am beyond thrilled to join Microsoft as the Strategic Partnership Lead for Africa at the newly formed Africa Transformation Office (ATO). In this role my team and I will focus on strategic partnerships with governments, financial institutions,telecommunication operators, multinationals and international organizations across the African continent.
This is in a bid to fuel Africa’s transformation, scale -up growth and accelerate the ATO’s mission on the continent.
Microsoft’s establishment of the ATO is a reinforcement of its investment to enable digital transformation in Africa. The ATO will focus on facilitating growth and fuelling investment in four essential development areas – digital infrastructure, skills development, Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs), and startups. Kudos to Microsoft for this game changing initiative and for hand picking talent to lead this charge. I am certain this will be one of the biggest success stories for our continent. We are rolling up our sleeves and getting started! Come with me on this super exciting journey 😊!”
She is a proud mother of two boys and an alumnus of the Harvard Business School. She also graduated from the London Metropolitan University with a BA in Marketing and French. She has been named one of Africa’s most influential women by Avance Media and holds awards from the US African Women Forum’s Global Impact Leadership Awards and the prestigious African Achievers Award for Excellence in Business.