Angela Kyerematen-Jimoh has officially announced her new role at Microsoft as Strategic Partnership Lead for Africa at the newly formed Africa Transformation Office (ATO). Prior to this new position, she was Executive Director/Regional Head for IBM North, East and West Africa and the first woman to serve that role.
She took to her LinkedIn account to announce that she will ”join Microsoft as the Strategic Partnership Lead for Africa at the newly formed Africa Transformation Office (ATO)”.
Her new role will see to it that she focuses on strategic partnerships with governments, financial and telecommunication institutions, multinational, as well as international organizations within the sub region.
Explaining the importance of her role, the business leader and Board Member of Bank of Ghana said, ”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 and this game changing initiative is recruiting talents to lead this charge.
According to her, ”The ATO will focus on facilitating growth and fueling investment in four essential development areas – digital infrastructure, skills development, Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs), and startups.”
”I am certain this will be one of the biggest success stories for our continent. We are rolling up our sleeves and getting started!”, she added.
Congratulations to Angela Kyerematen-Jimoh for picking up this audacious role and helping to close the gender equality gap for women in technology in Africa.