Microsoft has appointed Kunle Awosika to assume the position of Managing Director for the Africa Transformation Office (ATO). His appointment comes as Wael Elkabbany steps into a new role heading up the Africa Regional Cluster.
According to the tech giant, Awosika has over 22 years of experience working in multiple countries across the continent. When Microsoft first opened its Nigeria office, Awosika was one of the three pioneer team members. He has played various roles in the company, including Director of Enterprise Business, Country Manager: Microsoft Kenya and Director: Small and Medium Corporates, Emerging Markets.
In these roles, he has had the opportunity to introduce transformational technology opportunities to a wide range of organisations in both the public and private sectors, enabling them to unlock significant value.
Speaking on his new role, Awosika said, “I am passionate about the incredible potential Africa has to become a truly connected continent that exports digital goods and services to the rest of the world. I am delighted to have the opportunity to meaningfully impact this growth and help unlock the continent’s full digital potential.”
“I am looking forward to playing a role in unlocking Africa’s potential as the ATO develops and leads strategic coalitions with governments, international organisations and partners to accelerate digital transformation agendas and fuel a knowledge-based economy,” Awosika added.
Outgoing Managing Director, Wael Elkabbany, said, “With his multifaceted experience of the continent and deep understanding of transformative technology, Awosika will lead the strategy, investments and initiatives of Microsoft’s transformation plans for the African continent.”