Kabelo Makwane has been appointed as the new country manager for Microsoft in Nigeria, focused on addressing the challenge of local innovation in the country.
The South African tech expert is a longstanding employee of Microsoft – most recently serving as public sector director at Microsoft South Africa – and will lead the company’s global shift to devices and services offerings in Nigeria.
“I am extremely excited to be appointed to lead the Nigerian subsidiary during this dynamic time on the continent,” Makwane said. “Microsoft is focused on unlocking the economic opportunities of Africa and it’s a time when the company can have real economic impact in the country.
“I believe technology is an enabler at every level of society and am excited at being able to have an impact on this vibrant and unique country.
“While most technology trends, innovations and consumer products come from the West and the East, Africans are realising that for us to solve the continent’s technology-related challenges, we have to find African solutions.
“ICT holds transformational opportunity for Nigeria. Innovation will help the country leap from the industrial revolution into the information era. It is the land of opportunity. There is no place like it.”
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