By Omolabake Fasogbon.
Ola Williams has been announced as the new Country Manager for Microsoft Nigeria. Previously the Specialist Sales Leader working with the extended team and the company’s partner organizations to grow cloud revenue across enterprise customers, she takes over from Akin Banuso who is the Enterprise Commercial Lead for Middle East and Africa– Multi market region.
In her new role, Ola will lead 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 as well as external stakeholders.
Ola joins Microsoft’s Middle East and Africa – Multi market region’s Leadership team reporting directly to Microsoft’s Middle East and Africa – Multi market region’s General Manager, Ibrahim Youssry.
“I’m proud of the significant contributions Akin has put in to accelerate the transformation journey our customers in Nigeria,” 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 the Africa’s business landscape.
“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,” said OIa. “I am very optimistic of where Africa is headed and how we have a unique opportunity to use technology to really transform the lives and business in this region.”
Ola 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 has over 21 years of Information technology experience which spans through Solution implementation, Solution Sales and Channels Management. She is graduate of Computer Science from the Federal Polytechnic, Offa and has a Master’s in Business Administration from University of Liverpool.