- IBM Corporation has appointed Angela Kyerematen-Jimoh as the Regional Head for North, East, and West Africa
- The tech conglomerate named Kyerematen-Jimoh for the position in July
- The Ghanaian business leader makes history as the first African and female regional head for IBM in Africa
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Technology giant, IBM Corporation, has named Angela Kyerematen-Jimoh as the new regional head for their North, East, and West Africa divisions.
Kyerematen-Jimoh will be responsible for IBM operations in over 40 countries in Africa, including Morocco, Nigeria, Kenya, Senegal, Uganda, Ghana, and Tunisia.
Until her appointment, Kyerematen-Jimoh was the Chief of Staff to the senior vice president in charge of Global Markets and Sales in IBM’s corporate headquarters in New York.
Kyerematen-Jimoh, who was previously the country manager for Ghana, joined IBM in 2011 as the marketing manager for the West Africa market segment.
She quickly rose through the ranks to become the strategy leader for Central East and West Africa.
Prior to joining IBM, Kyerematen-Jimoh worked in banking for UBS Investment Bank & ABN AMRO in London and GT Bank Ghana.
Speaking about Kyerematen-Jimoh's recent achievement, Chris Kirubi, an East Africa 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.''
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Halima Aliko Dangote, the 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’s appointment marks another first in her career.
She was IBM’s first female country head before becoming the first woman and first African to be appointed regional head in Africa.
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This is a true testament to IBM's unwavering commitment to diversity and inclusion.
She has been named one of Africa’s most influential women by Avance Media. Her awards include the US African Women Forum’s Global Impact Leadership Award and the prestigious African Achievers Awards for Excellence in Business.
Kyerematen-Jimoh is a mother of two boys and an alumna of Harvard Business School.
In another story, the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania in the United States has named Erika James as the first-ever woman dean in the establishment’s 139-year history.
For the first time in the history of the school, a woman has become the dean of the University of Pennsylvania. However, this also makes her the first-ever Black dean of the Wharton School.
Briefly.co.za gathers that the leadership of the school unanimously supported the decision to appoint Erika James as the first Black woman dean of the university.
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