Angela Kyerematen-Jimoh has joined Microsoft as the Africa Transformation Office’s Strategic Partnership Lead (ATO).
Angela Kyerematen-Jimoh, former Regional General Manager of IBM North, East, and West Africa, has joined Microsoft as the Africa Transformation Office’s Strategic Partnership Lead (ATO).
She will be responsible for leading Microsoft’s ATO strategic alliances with governments, financial institutions, telecommunications companies, major corporations, and international organizations across the African continent in her new post.
Angela, who has over 20 years of expertise in finance and technology in Africa and Europe, was the Regional General Manager for IBM North, East, and West Africa before joining Microsoft, where she directed the organization’s business and strategy.
During her 11-year tenure with IBM, she performed a variety of leadership roles, from Chief of Staff to the Senior Vice President of Global Markets and Sales. She was also named General Manager of IBM Ghana in 2015, making her the company’s first female General Manager in Africa.
Prior to joining IBM, the seasoned marketer worked as Marketing Manager for GL Trade in London and North Europe, as well as for ABN Amro and UBS Investment Bank.
The business leader and Bank of Ghana Board Member explained the significance of her job, saying, “This is in order to fuel Africa’s transformation, scale-up growth, and accelerate the ATO’s mission on the continent.” Microsoft’s creation of the ATO is a continuation of its engagement in enabling digital transformation in Africa, and this game-changing programme is looking for leaders to lead the effort.
“The ATO will focus on promoting growth and driving investment in four critical development areas – digital infrastructure, skills development, Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs), and startups,” she says.
“I am confident that this will be one of our continent’s biggest success stories.” “We’re putting our hands up and getting started!” she added.
Angela previously worked as the Head of Prestige Banking at UBA Ghana and as the Group Head of Consumer Banking at Guaranty Trust Bank Ghana. She has a BA in Marketing and French from London Metropolitan University and has attended the Harvard Business School Leadership Development Programme.
Angela has received numerous accolades, including the Global Impact Leadership Award from the US African Women Forum and the African Achievers Awards for Excellence in Business, among others.