IBM Ghana says it has appointed Angela Kyerematen-Jimoh as its Country General Manager, after a successful career in marketing and client relationship management in Africa and Europe for the past 15 years.
In a statement copied to Biztechaafrica in Accra it said Ms. Kyerematen-Jimoh, who takes over from Mr Joe Mensah, will be in charge of all of IBM’s Sales, Marketing, Services and Global Delivery Operations in Ghana.
She joined IBM in 2011 as the Territory Marketing Manager responsible for IBM West Africa, and later moved to Nairobi, Kenya as Strategy Leader for IBM’s Central, East and West Africa operations.
The statement revealed that Ms. Kyerematen-Jimoh will oversee IBM’s business in Ghana’s fast growing Financial Services, Oil & Gas, Telecommunications and Government sectors, with a focus on deploying IBM’s advanced technology capabilities in Cloud Computing, Big Data and Analytics, Mobile and Security to solve current and future needs of institutions in these key economic sectors.
Ms. Kyerematen-Jimoh is a graduate of Harvard Business School in Leadership Development and holds a BA in Marketing and French.
It noted further that Mr. Mensah will be retiring from IBM after a successful 32-year career at the company. Under his leadership, he reestablished IBM’s corporate presence in Accra and deepened IBM’s support for clients and partners in Ghana. Mensah has been instrumental in leading technology projects across different key industries in the country focusing on banking and financial services.
“Joe Mensah’s leadership over the last five years has certainly established IBM as a leading contributor to Ghana’s economic development agenda.
I look forward to building on this legacy and growing our partnerships with public and private sector organizations in Ghana and in the West Africa sub region, which is increasingly integral to our business strategy across the African continent,” says Kyerematen-Jimoh.
By Nana Appiah Acqauye, Accra, Ghana