Microsoft has appointed Ola Williams as the new Country Manager for Nigeria. Before her appointment, she served as Specialist Sales Leader working with the extended team and the company’s partner organizations to grow cloud revenue across enterprise customers. She is taking over from Akin Banuso who is now Enterprise Commercial Lead for Middle East and Africa– Multi market region.
Ola will be leading Microsoft efforts to accelerate Nigeria’s Digital transformation and cloud adoption across all our customer segments. She will work to identify new opportunities and mobilize internal organization resources.
She joins Microsoft’s Middle East and Africa – Multi market region’s Leadership team reporting directly to Ibrahim Youssry, Microsoft’s Middle East and Africa – Multi market region’s General Manager.
Commenting on the contributions of her predecessor, Ola says “I’m proud of the significant contributions Akin has put in to accelerate the transformation journey our customers in Nigeria,”
On her appointment, she said “It’s a great honour to be taking on this exciting journey at a time when the organisation is focused on growing and accelerating Africa’s transformation,”
“I am very optimistic of where Africa is headed and how we have a unique opportunity to use technology to transform the lives and business in this region.”
Commenting on Ola’s appointment, Ibrahim said. “I’m thrilled that Ola will bring her unique expertise to take the country to new heights and also play a part in the larger leadership team to design how we address Africa’s business landscape.”
The new Country Manager joined Microsoft in 2010 as the Enterprise Voice Technology Specialist. She has also held various positions including Partner Technology Manager, Dynamics Partner Sales Executive as well as Account Technology Strategist. Ola is a graduate of Computer Science from the Federal Polytechnic, Offa, and has Master’s in Business Administration from the University of Liverpool. She has over 21 years of Information technology experience which spans Solution implementation, Solution Sales and Channels Management.