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Nicholas Nesbitt named IBM East Africa GM

By , ITWeb
Kenya , 05 Aug 2013

Nicholas Nesbitt named IBM East Africa GM

Global technology firm IBM has appointed Nicholas Nesbitt as its East Africa general manager.

Nesbitt, who was the founder of a Kenyan business process outsourcing (BPO) called Kencall, takes over from Anthony Mwai. 

Mwai, who is a long-serving senior IBM executive, will  take on a leadership role in IBM's Systems and Technology Group in South Africa

Nesbitt, who also holds an MBA from Stanford University and a degree and masters in engineering science from Dartmouth College, has served in executive roles in markets across Africa, Europe and America.

In 2006, he was awarded the Order of the Grand Warrior (OGW) in recognition of his contribution in the Kenyan ICT sector by that country’s former president, Mwai Kibaki.

Nesbitt says, “Kenya’s technology sector is at a pivotal moment as the country shifts to become a more intuitive and mature user of smart solutions.”

He added, “With its full suite of customisable products and services, IBM has the unique ability to help drive the transformation of governments and businesses through more innovative use of new technologies. I am excited to be part of IBM’s continuing growth story in Africa.”

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