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Microsoft Kenya appoints Nigerian as Country Manager

02 October 2013, 10:39

Nairobi - Global technology firm, Microsoft, has appointed Nigerian Kunle Awosika to head its operations in Kenya.

In a statement, the company said Awosika’s appointment as Country Manager was in line with the reorganisation of its local entities.

“Awosika’s role is in line with the recent restructuring of the Microsoft East and Southern Africa (ESA) region,” Microsoft stated.

In February, Microsoft reviewed its organisation structure in Africa.

The company said the move showed its commitment to exploit the Kenyan market given that the country’s office will mainly concentrate on the local market.

Other offices that emerged after the February structure review include Microsoft Angola, which covers Mozambique and Angolan markets, and Microsoft East and Southern Africa, which encompasses 12 countries including South Sudan, Rwanda, Tanzania, Burundi, and Uganda.

The Kenyan office was elevated to an independent outfit.

Microsoft, which posted overall revenue of $20.49 billion during the third quarter of 2013, recently bought Nokia handset unit and is currently looking forward to overhaul its business approach to steer development of hardware as well as computing services.

Awosika had already served the Kenya subsidiary in different capacity between 2003 and 2009.

– CAJ News


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