Achimota Celebrates Alumnus Angela Kyeremanten-Jimoh – IBM’s First Woman Boss In Africa

Angela Kyeremanten-Jimoh

Ghanaians are really doing the most out there and showing we are capable of securing leadership positions.

The latest Ghanaian to secure a big job is Angela Kyeremanten-Jimoh.

Technology giant IBM Corporation has appointed her as the Regional Head for North, East and West Africa where she will be responsible for IBM operations in over 40 countries in Africa including Morocco, Nigeria, Kenya, Senegal, Uganda, Ghana and Tunisia. 

Her new achievement is being celebrated by her former school, Achimota Senior High School.

For any school, their students taking up a historic role is a joyous occasion.

Angela is also an alumnus of Wesley Girls’ High School.

Before her appointment, Angela was Chief of Staff to the Senior Vice President in charge of Global Markets and Sales in IBM’s corporate headquarters in New York.

Angela 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.

Angela was the first female Country General Manager for IBM in Africa.

She started her career in London at GL Trade, a leading French Software Company, in marketing where she rose to become the Marketing Manager for London Northern- Europe.

She later moved to ABN AMRO Futures and Options in London as a Marketing Executive working for the Commodities traders with her focus on marketing to the Hedge Fund community in London.

Prior to returning to Ghana, Angela worked for UBS Investment Bank in London.

At home, she started her career at UBA Bank Ghana as head of Prestige banking and later joined GT Bank as Head of Consumer Banking.

She later moved to Nairobi Kenya with IBM as the Strategy Leader for Central, East and West Africa, prior to returning to Ghana as the Country General Manager in 2015.

Angela is a seasoned marketer with over 17 years’ experience in marketing and sales. At IBM, she has been responsible for pioneering some of the largest deals in both West and East Africa.

Angela was awarded the Information Technology Service CEO of the year for 2017 (Entrepreneurs Foundation of Ghana) and was ranked amongst the top fifty women corporate leaders in Ghana in 2016 (The African Network of Entrepreneurs – TANOE) Angela is a board member of the American Chamber of Commerce (AMCHAM).

She is a graduate of Harvard Business School in Leadership Development, holds an MSc in International Business, BA in Marketing and French.

Congrats, Angela on your new role.


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