Microsoft hosts Ghana Partner CEO Forum in Accra

Oct 19, 2018

Microsoft meets with Partners in Ghana at Partner CEO Forum to share Vision and Strategy


Partner CEO Forum

Microsoft hosts Partner CEO Forum event to show support and commitment to its business ecosystem in Ghana. This was evident with the high level representation of the Microsoft team in the room. From the General Manger Middle East and Africa Regional Multi Country Cluster, Ghana Country Manager and Partner Technical managers. As shared by Damola Solanke, Public Sector Sales Lead, it had been a long time since Microsoft spent time with partners in the country.

MCC CMO Enterprise Lead, Edmond Idoko getting the sessions underway said “We are here to show Support and commitment to our partners“.

Microsoft is committed to the success of our partner ecosystem. – Ibrahim Youssry

Speaking to partners, Ibrahim Youssry, Regional General Manger MMC introduced himself, Multi Cluster Countries(MCC) and shared on Microsoft’s vision for partners.

Our Success is to make you successful. It is a different mindset. – Ibrahim Youssry 

For Ibrahim it was a pleasure to be in Ghana meeting with partners. Microsoft’s new subsidiary MCC covers 67 countries across Africa and the Middle East with a focus on enterprise business. Microsoft doesn’t have presence in all these 67 countries. He said our focus directionally behind the MCC is to leverage our partner ecosystem to drive their businesses so we scale our purpose.

Microsoft wants to provide partners with much more assistance and support. With the new model Microsoft is committed to the success of our partner ecosystem. Our success comes with success to our partner ecosystem. To make you successful driving Microsoft business or your business on our technologies. It is a different mindset.” – Ibrahim Youssry

Ibrahim also shared that for the first time in Microsoft’s history in Africa it recorded an 18% growth. 


Partners meet Ghana Country Manager at Partner CEO Forum


It is the value we can add to your organization. 
– Akin Banuso, Country manager Nigeria and Ghana


Partners were introduced to new Country Manager under the new MCC model Akin Banuso. Akin Banuso, Country manager for Nigeria and Ghana told partners “The future is bright”.
In Ghana we want partners that are committed. Partners that will talk to customers about the solutions that really matter to them”. For Microsoft he said “it is the value we can add to your organization. The idea is we are going to scale through partners.”

Partners are the growth engine for Microsoft and Microsoft is the engine for partners.
– Ola Williams, Partner Technology Manager MCC  

Microsoft MCC Partner Technology Manager Ola Williams told partners without you our partners, we can’t be successful. The new model is a desire to scale through partners across most of our markets. She mentioned Microsoft has made significant investments in new resources with capabilities to help partners achieve aim. The aim to jointly help customers in their digital transformation journey.

She iterated partners are the growth engine for Microsoft and Microsoft is the engine for partners. We want to scale through partners. We are investing to help partners and customers.
The whole conversation from speaker to speaker was on how Microsoft together with partners can achieve growth together.