Akin Banuso, former manager of Dell Nigeria has joined Microsoft as the general manager of her operations in Nigeria.
Akin Banuso who had his Bachelors at University of East London in 1996 (studied Civil Engineering ) is a seasoned technology expert with over 20 years of experience in the industry. He has held numerous senior positions at various technology companies like Siebel (Oracle), HP services, Accenture and Dell – wherein he had worked these past 12 years.
Banuso will lead the Microsoft’s virtual transformation power in Africa’s largest financial system, Nigeria.
“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 Microsoftover 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,” said Banuso.
Nigeria has continued to show expansion, which include diversification inside the oil sector and infrastructure funding within the Information and Communication Technology (ICT) industry. Microsoft, among other worldwide businesses embraces this first rate economic and social progress and are confident in their expected fulfillment with Banuso at the helm.
As General manager, Banuso hopes, among many things, to deal with the challenges 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, we have to find African solutions,” he said.