Ghana’s Angela Kyerematen-Jimoh has been appointed by IBM Corporation, as its Regional Head for Africa making her the first woman and first African to be appointed Regional Head in Africa.
She was also IBM’s first female Country Head, serving in that capacity for the company’s operations in Ghana.
She will be responsible for IBM operations in over 40 countries in Africa including Morocco, Nigeria, Kenya, Senegal, Uganda, Ghana and Tunisia.
Prior to her new appointment, 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.
Reacting to her new appointment, 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,”
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.
Before joining IBM, Kyerematen-Jimoh had worked for UBS Investment Bank & ABN AMRO in London as well as Guarantee Trust Bank Ghana. 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, Kyerematen-Jimoh was announced 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 for both 2016 and 2017 by the Africa Network of Entrepreneurs-TANOE.