Ola Williams takes over as new Microsoft Nigeria country manager

Ola Williams takes over as new Microsoft Nigeria country manager

Ola Williams country manager
Ola, first from left – with female Software Engineers admitted into Microsoft LEAP Engineering Acceleration Program in Nigeria

Ola ‘Olatomiwa‘ Williams assumes the new role of Microsoft country manager for Nigeria. Formerly serving as the Director of Microsoft Cloud and Digital Transformation Solutions for Microsoft’s Multi-Country Cluster region. She will now lead the organization’s efforts to accelerate Nigeria’s Digital transformation and cloud adoption. As well as identify new opportunities, mobilize internal organization resources and external stakeholders.

Ola shares “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. 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 businesses in this region.” she adds.

Ola joined Microsoft in 2010 as the Enterprise Voice Technology Specialist. She has since held various positions including Partner Technology Manager, Dynamics Partner Sales Executive and Account Technology Strategist. Ola has over 21 years of Information technology experience which spans through Solution implimentation, Solution Sales and Channels Management.

We must burst all stereotypes that link science to masculinity and encourage girls to embrace Science & Technology’

Ola WIlliams

New Microsoft Nigeria country manager, Ola Williams, takes over the role previously held by Akin Banuso. Akin will take on the new role of Enterprise Commercial Lead for Middle East and Africa Multi market region. It is not yet clear if Ola’s responsibilities will also include being country manager of Ghana.

“I’m proud of the significant contributions Akin has put in to accelerate the transformation journey of our customers in Nigeria.
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 Africa’s business landscape.”

Microsoft’s Middle East and Africa – Multi market region’s General Manager, Ibrahim Youssry,
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