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Angela Kyerematen-Jimoh Regional has been appointed Head for North, East, and West Africa for the technology giant, IBM Corporation making her its first African and female Regional Head for Africa.
She will be responsible for IBM operations in over 40 countries in Africa including Morocco, Nigeria, Kenya, Senegal, Uganda, Ghana, and Tunisia.
Before her appointment, Ms. 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.
Prior to joining IBM Ms. Kyerematen-Jimoh worked in banking, for UBS Investment Bank & ABN AMRO in London and GT Bank Ghana.
Halima Aliko Dangote, Executive Director of Dangote Industries said, “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.”
Ms Kyerematen-Jimoh’s appointment marks another first in her career as she was IBM’s first female country head and becomes the first woman and first African to be appointed Regional Head in Africa.
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.
A mother of two boys, Ms. Kyerematen-Jimoh is an alumna of Harvard Business School.