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 more than 40 countries in Africa, including Morocco, Nigeria, Kenya, Senegal, Uganda , Ghana and Tunisia.
Prior to her appointment, Ms. Kyerematen-Jimoh was Chief of Staff to the Senior Vice President in charge of Global Markets and Sales at IBM’s corporate headquarters in New York.
Formerly Country Manager for Ghana, Ms. Kyerematen-Jimoh joined IBM in 2011 as Marketing Manager for the West Africa Market Segment and rose through the ranks to become Strategy Leader for Central and West Africa.
Before joining IBM, Ms. Kyerematen-Jimoh worked in banking for UBS Investment Bank & ABN AMRO in London and GT Bank Ghana.
Chris Kirubi, East African business magnate and founder of Centum Investment, said: “I am exceptionally proud of Angela. His dedication and commitment to his work is unwavering.
“She has our full support and I know she will make this a great success story. We welcome you back to Africa. “
Ms. Halima Aliko Dangote, Executive Director of Dangote Industries, commented that “this is truly an inspiring story for our continent to have a woman to lead this very important region and we hope that she will advance a lot in this role.”
The appointment of Ms Kyerematen-Jimoh marks another first in her career. She was the first female country chief at IBM and became the first woman and first African to be named Regional Chief in Africa.
She has been named one of the most influential women in Africa by Avance Media and her awards include the Global Impact Leadership Award from the US Forum of African Women and the prestigious African Achievers Awards for Excellence in Business.
Mother of two children, Ms. Kyerematen-Jimoh is a student at Harvard Business School.