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Microsoft appoints former Dell exec as GM for Nigeria

Nigeria , 14 Jul 2017

Microsoft appoints former Dell exec as GM for Nigeria

Microsoft has appointed Akin Banuso as General Manager to head up its Nigerian operation.

In a statement from the company, Banuso will be tasked with leading Microsoft's digital transformation drive in the West African country.

Banuso said "Since 2000, Microsoft has been partnering in Nigeria's efforts to empower citizens through the development of Nigeria's local software and information technology services industry. I am delighted to be at the forefront of this effort. Having collaborated with Microsoft over the last few years, I have first-hand knowledge of the talent within the team, and I'm really looking forward to working with them to bring the vision to life," he said.

Prior to this appointment, Banuso held positions at various tech companies including Dell EMC where he worked for 12 years and became the company's country manager for Nigeria and country leader for Ghana.

Going forward, Banuso aims to address the challenge of local innovation. "While most technology trends, innovations and consumer products come from the West and the East, Africans are realising that for us to solve the continent's technology-related challenges, we have to find African solutions," he said

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