MEET ANGELA KYEREMATEN-JIMOH: The First Female Africa Regional Head of IBM

Angela Kyerematen-Jimoh, Ghanaian, is the first woman and first African to be appointed Regional Head in Africa..

She has, recently, been appointed by the technology giant, IBM Corporation, as its Regional Head for North, East and West Africa. She was IBM’s first female country head and becomes the first woman and first African to be appointed Regional Head in Africa.

She will be responsible for IBM operations in over 40 countries in Africa including Morocco, Nigeria, Kenya, Senegal, Uganda, Ghana and Tunisia.

Over the years, she has garnered experience working in the information technology, banking and services industry.

She became the first female Country General Manager for IBM in Africa.

Prior to her new appointment, she 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. Halima Aliko Dangote, Executive Director of Dangote Industries said, β€œThis 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 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.

She holds a BA in Marketing and French and also a graduate of Harvard Business School.

She received the US African Women Forum’s Global Impact Leadership Award, African Achievers Awards for Excellence in Business and has been named one of Africa’s most influential women by Avance Media.

In 2017, she was the CEO OF THE YEAR, at the Information Technology Service awards and was also ranked as part of the top 50 women corporate leaders in Ghana in 2016 and 2017 by The Africa Network of Entrepreneurs-TANOE.

She was awarded as “Corporate Woman of the Year” in 2018 by Glitz Magazine and also featured her as one of the top 100 inspirational women in 2019.

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