#STEMWOW WEEK 11

Meet Angela Kyerematen-Jimoh, Country General Manager for IBM in Africa

Angela is the first female Country General Manager for IBM in Africa, responsible for its Ghana operations. Angela is a seasoned marketer with over 17 years’ experience in marketing and sales. At IBM, she has been responsible for pioneering some of the largest deals in both West and East Africa. Angela was awarded the Information Technology Service CEO of the year for 2017 (Entrepreneurs  Foundation of Ghana) and was ranked amongst the top fifty women corporate leaders in Ghana in both 2016 and 2017 (The African Network of Entrepreneurs – TANOE).

Angela Kyerematen-Jimoh’s Bio

Angela is the first female Country General Manager for IBM in Africa, responsible for its Ghana operations. Angela is a seasoned marketer with over 17 years’ experience in marketing and sales. At IBM, she has been responsible for pioneering some of the largest deals in both West and East Africa. Angela was awarded the Information Technology Service CEO of the year for 2017 (Entrepreneurs Foundation of Ghana) and was ranked amongst the top fifty women corporate leaders in Ghana in both 2016 and 2017 (The African Network of Entrepreneurs – TANOE). Angela is a board member of the American Chamber of Commerce (AMCHAM), Allianz Life Insurance and the Students Loan Trust Fund (Ghana). She is a graduate of Harvard Business School in Leadership Development, holds an MSc in International Business and a BA in Marketing & French. She is also a product of Achimota College and Wesley Girls High School in Ghana.

Why did you get into STEM?

Technology is the new way of life and I wasn’t going to be left behind on this exciting journey!!  I started my career in banking and I felt it was time to try my hands on something new. I wanted to reinvent myself and be part of this exciting digital journey and remain relevant.

What do you consider your greatest Achievement?

My greatest achievement is being able to combine my role as a mother to my two sons and transitioning from banking to technology successfully. I started my career in London at GL Trade, a leading French Software Company, where I rose to become the Marketing Manager for London and Northern- Europe. I later moved to ABN AMRO Futures and Options in London as a Marketing Executive working for the Commodities traders with a focus on marketing to the Hedge Fund community in London. Prior to returning to Africa, I worked for UBS Investment Bank in London as a marketing Executive. In Ghana, I started my career at UBA Bank Ghana as head of Prestige Banking and later joined GT Bank as Head of Consumer Banking. I then made a transition from banker to technology.

What challenges have you faced as a Woman in STEM and how did you overcome them?

As a woman leader, you are always judged (usually not favorably) even before you put your point across. I have even had some very sexist comments made to my face. I overcome this bias attitude by ensuring I THINK, PREPARE and REHEARSE before every engagement.

What is your advice to budding woman in STEM?

Stay focused!!, don’t be distracted by all the noise around you, believe in yourself and relentlessly reinvent yourself to stay relevant at all times.

About Angela

Angela is the first female Country General Manager for IBM in Africa, responsible for its Ghana operations. Angela is a seasoned marketer with over 17 years’ experience in marketing and sales. At IBM, she has been responsible for pioneering some of the largest deals in both West and East Africa. Angela was awarded the Information Technology Service CEO of the year for 2017 (Entrepreneurs Foundation of Ghana) and was ranked amongst the top fifty women corporate leaders in Ghana in both 2016 and 2017 (The African Network of Entrepreneurs – TANOE).

COUNTRY

Accra, Ghana 🇬🇭

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