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IBM East Africa announces new GM

Africa , 01 Jul 2020

IBM East Africa has announced the appointment of Caroline Mukiira as General Manager after Nik Nesbitt left the company to pursue other endeavours.

Caroline Mukiira, newly appointed General Manager of IBM East Africa.
Caroline Mukiira, newly appointed General Manager of IBM East Africa.

“Ms. Mukiira has been instrumental in leading the IBM TradeLens business for the Middle East and Africa and has been responsible for championing the transformation and digitisation of trade across the region. Prior to this, she was the Global Business Services Leader for IBM in East Africa, responsible for the day to day operations and strategy execution,” reads a statement.

IBM added: “Before joining IBM, Ms. Mukiira held several leadership roles at Accenture in New York and has previously served at Progressive Insurance in Cleveland, Ohio and co-founded the local chapter of Standup for Kids, an NGO that caters for the homeless youth.”

Nesbitt has been the General Manager for seven years, earning him other positions including the Chairman of the Kenya Private Sector Alliance (KEPSA). Before joining IBM he co-founded the KenCall callcentre.

Tejas Mehta, Vice President & General Manager, North, East West Africa, IBM, said: “Nik Nesbitt’s leadership over the last seven years has helped establish IBM as a leading contributor to East Africa’s economic development agenda and in growing our partnerships with public and private sector organisations across the region. I would like to thank Nik for his leadership and commitment during his tenure at IBM and wishing him all the success in his new endeavor.”

According to IBM, Mukiira will be responsible for sales, marketing, services and global delivery operations.

Mukiira has a Master's degree in Management and Economics from Columbia University in New York City and a Bachelor's degree in Computer Science from Bowling Green State University in Ohio.

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