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Microsoft appoints Nigerian ICT expert as ATO director

The global tech giant, Microsoft has appointed Nigerian information and communication technology (ICT) genius, Kunle Awosika as the managing director of the Africa Transformation Office (ATO).

According to Business Insider, Awosika has held various positions at Microsoft, including being one of the three pioneer team members when Microsoft opened its office in Nigeria.

He also has a deep understanding of the business environment to grow and propel investment for the company in digital infrastructure, skilling, small and medium enterprises (SMEs), and startups.

The ICT expert has a track record of strong people leadership, innovation and sharp business acumen, founded on an in-depth understanding and passion for Africa’s growth in his 22-year-long career working in different countries.

Awosika was also a director of Enterprise Business and Country Manager Microsoft Kenya and director of Small and Medium Corporates, Emerging Markets.

Speaking about his new role, according to Business Insider, on Wednesday, he said, “I am passionate about Africa’s incredible potential to become a truly connected continent that exports digital goods and services to the rest of the world.

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“I am delighted to have the opportunity to meaningfully impact this growth and help unlock the continent’s full digital potential.”