IBM appoints Ghanaian banker as first African and female regional head for Africa

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TECHNOLOGY giant IBM has appointed Ghanaian banker Angela Kyerematen-Jimoh as its first African and female regional head for Africa. She will be responsible for IBM operations in more than 40 countries in Africa including Morocco, Nigeria, Kenya, Senegal, Uganda, Ghana and Tunisia.

Before her appointment, 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 and 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.

Kyeremanten-Jimoh’s appointment has been welcomed by the African business community. Chris Kirubi, Kenyan business mogul and founder of Centum investment said, ‘I am exceptionally proud of Angela. Her dedication and commitment to her work is unwavering. She has all our support and I know she will make this a huge success story. We welcome her back to Africa.

Halima Aliko Dangote, Executive Director of Dangote industries commented. ‘This is indeed an inspiring story for our continent to have a woman lead this very important region and we look forward to her making great strides in this role.’

Kyerematen-Jimoh is a  mother of two boys.

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