Angela Kyerematen-Jimoh has been named the regional head for IBM Corporation in Africa.
She becomes the first African and woman appointed to lead operations for the Technology giant on the continent. Executives say it shows the company’s “unwavering commitment to diversity and inclusion.”
Kyerematen-Jimoh will be responsible for some 40 countries including Morocco, Nigeria, Kenya, Senegal, Uganda, Ghana and Tunisia.
“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,” stated Ms. Halima Aliko Dangote, Executive Director of Dangote Industries.
Prior to Kyerematen-Jimoh’s recent appointment, she 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, and Country Manager for Ghana.
She joined IBM in 2011 as the 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 the Technology giant, she worked with UBS Investment Bank & ABN AMRO in London and GT Bank Ghana.
An alumna of Harvard Business School, Kyerematen-Jimoh was awarded the US African Women Forum’s Global Impact Leadership Award and the prestigious African Achievers Awards for Excellence in Business.