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Microsoft Nigeria has handed over the General managerial duties to Mr. Akin Banuso, the former Country Manager at Dell Nigeria.

Microsoft has been making huge strides in completely taking over the African market with respect to their area of specialization. Last month, Microsoft partnered with MITI in a bid to improve investments in Africa. That wasn’t the first move made by Microsoft this year as they also launch cloud services in the continent. Well, as those moves were continental targets, Microsoft has decided t hit a more specific target, and that’s the reason for the appointment of the new General Manager for Microsoft operations in Nigeria.

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The appointment of experienced individuals in the technological market is of immense importance. It could be seen that Etisalat appointed an experienced man in the business to handle the leadership position, so also Microsoft has done in this case by appointing Mr. Akin Banuso.

Who is Mr. Akin Banuso?

Akin Banuso had his Bachelors in Civil Engineering in 1996 at the University of East London. Akin Banuso was the former country manager of Dell. He also has 20 years of seasoned industry experience. He has worked in several top companies like HP, Siebel (Oracle) where he held high positions.

A very elated Banuso stated that he was engrossed with joy over the new appointment by Microsoft and he looks to help transform the brand in Nigeria.

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“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 firsthand knowledge of the talent within the team, and I’m really looking forward to working with them to bring the vision to life,” said Banuso.

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,” he added.


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