Women in Tech -IBM appoints Angela Kyerematen-Jimoh as 1st Female Boss for Africa
Technology giant, IBM Corporation has appointed Angela Kyerematen-Jimoh Regional Head for North, East and West Africa where she will be responsible for IBM operations in over 40 countries in Africa including Morocco, Nigeria, Kenya, Senegal, Uganda, Ghana and Tunisia.
Before her appointment, Ms Kyerematen-Jimoh was Chief of Staff to the Senior Vice President in charge of Global Markets and Sales in IBM’s corporate headquarters in New York. Ms Kyerematen-Jimoh, who was previously Country Manager for Ghana, joined IBM in 2011 as Marketing Manager for the West Africa Market Segment and rose through the ranks to become the Strategy Leader for Central East and West Africa.
Kyerematen-Jimoh joined IBM in 2011 as Marketing Manager for the West Africa Market Segment and rose through the ranks to become the Strategy Leader for Central East and West Africa.
Before joining IBM, Kyerematen-Jimoh had worked for UBS Investment Bank & ABN AMRO in London as well as Guarantee Trust Bank Ghana. She holds a BA in Marketing and French and also a graduate of Harvard Business School.
She received the US African Women Forum’s Global Impact Leadership Award, African Achievers Awards for Excellence in Business and has been named one of Africa’s most influential women by Avance Media.
“This is indeed an inspiring story for our continent to have a woman lead this very important region and also an inspiration to young women out there who perceive the IT industry to be an industry for men. While it might seem that women in tech are slowly coming into parity with men, the numbers are not climbing quickly enough.
We at NIIT believe that women and men brains are not different when it comes to mathematical or logical skills. Still, some of the best IT platforms widely used today are coming from countries like India and Ghana where the awareness of the rights of women and girls is expanding within social and legal structures as much as within the field of IT.
We congratulate Mrs Kyerematen-Jimoh on her new appointment