Microsoft has appointed Kendi Ntwiga – Nderitu to serve as the Country Manager for its operations in Kenya.
In her new role, Kendi will be responsible for developing and maintaining effective relationships across the company’s subsidiaries, and regional sales and marketing departments. The role also calls for the creation of strategies, building of plans, allocation of resources and the establishment of priorities and supervising engagements – all with the ultimate goal of increasing Microsoft’s share of voice.
“We are extremely excited to have Kendi join our dynamic team and are confident that her extensive experience will go a long way in contributing to our overall mission of helping the continent on its digital transformation journey, while also driving greater diversity and inclusion across STEM fields.” Ibrahim Youssry, Regional General Manager Middle East & Africa Multi-Country Region at Microsoft said in a statement.
Prior to her appointment Ms. Nderitu worked as the General Manager of the East, West and Central Africa Cluster for Check Point Software. She has also served at Oracle, HP and Intel, where she was tasked with leading and implementing business strategies across sub-Saharan Africa.
Ms. Nderitu has also been recognised as an Emerging Leader in Innovation and Entrepreneurship by the US government through the TechWomen program.
In addition, she founded She-Goes-Tech, an initiative created with the purpose of mentoring young girls and women who are pursuing STEM careers where she is dedicated to mentoring women in the tech space and has opened doors for her to speak in forums including the United Nations General Assembly.
“I am excited to join Microsoft at a time when digitisation is seen as a key driver of progress and transformation in Africa. Microsoft’s mission is to empower every person and organisation on the planet to achieve more and I feel privileged to be the custodian of that mission in Kenya,” Ms. Nderitu commented on the appointment.
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