Multinational Technology Company, Microsoft has announced the appointment of a new General manager for Nigeria. Akin Banuso, a seasoned technology professional and thought leader within the technological ecosystem has been assigned as the new General Manager for Microsoft in Nigeria.
Banuso will however lead the company’ digital transformation drive in one of the most dynamic, innovative and largest economies in the world.
Banuso is very experienced and had held many senior positions within the Information & Communication Technology Industry over the past 20 years.
While addressing his team, Banuso could not contain his excitement.
He said: “I am very excited to lead the Microsoft business in Nigeria. Our mission is to empower every person and every organization on the planet to achieve more, and I see so much potential in Nigeria. Since 2000, Microsoft has been partnering in Nigeria’s efforts to empower citizens through the development of Nigeria’s local software and information technology services industry.
I am delighted to be at the forefront of this effort. Having collaborated with Microsoft over the last few years, I have first-hand knowledge of the talent within the team, and I’m really looking forward to working with them to bring the vision to life,” Banuso with excitement.
Nigeria has shown continued expansion, including diversification within the oil sector and considerable infrastructure investment in the Information & Communication Technology (ICT) Industry vertical. Microsoft firmly embraces this tremendous economic and social progress, with Banuso at the helm.
As country General Manager, Banuso hopes, among many things, to address the challenge of local innovation.
“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,