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Meet Olatomiwa Williams, country manager Microsoft Nigeria and mentor to aspiring female leaders



Olatomiwa Williams, Microsoft Nigeria

Olatomiwa Williams has been appointed as new Country Manager for Microsoft Nigeria. Her appointment didn’t come as a surprise to many because “Ola”, as she is fondly called, is “an industry person” and outstanding ‘woman in technology’.

Ola is a business leader with 21+ years’ experience in Information Technology Industry helping organization leverage the power of technology to achieve their business objectives with experience spanning consulting, support, channel and people management.

Olatomiwa is known for building strong teams, helping customers adopt new technologies for transformation business outcome and for supporting channel strategic growth across emerging markets.

Ola has consistently demonstrated a great sense of passion, commitment to excellence and inspiring her team to deliver result.

Ola is a two-time Platinum Award winner and have other awards to her credit. Platinum Club award is one of the most Prestigious awards in Microsoft and the first Nigeria employee to achieve such feat.

Ola has been in Microsoft for 10 years plus. Her most recent role was Digital Transformation and Cloud Solution Director for the Microsoft Middle East and Africa (MEA) Multi Country Cluster (MCC) spanning over sixty-seven countries in Africa and part of Middle East.

She leads a team of talented Solution Specialists to empower enterprise customers achieve Digital Transformation of their organizations leveraging Microsoft Cloud Solutions.

Ola started her career at Microsoft in the then West, East and Central Africa (WECA) subsidiary as Enterprise Voice Technology Specialist where she pioneered enterprise voices solutions sales within our enterprise space and held other roles including Account Technology Strategy as Dynamics Partners Sales Executive.

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Olatomiwa Williams latter transitioned to Specialist Solution Sales Lead for Nigeria and led a strong team of Solution Sellers to accelerate Nigeria Cloud growth revenue.

Ola moved to the Partner technology Manager role for the Microsoft Middle East and Africa (MEA) Multi Country Cluster (MCC) subsidiary where she pioneered and landed a strong Partner Specialist Team, driving incremental cloud revenue through partner solution sales motions and Partner Skilling initiative.

Prior to joining Microsoft, she was a Lead Consultant with Dimension Data, Nigeria and have worked on large complex projects across Nigeria and South America.

She is committed to the cause of seeing more women succeed in Information Technology field, she leads female focused initiatives to support and encourage women and girls in her region to develop interest in Information Technology and Engineering.

Olatomiwa Williams is a mentor to a couple of aspiring female leaders.

She speaks at different Microsoft and industry events, presenting across Microsoft and industry Solution portfolio.

Ola is a graduate of Computer Science from the Federal Polytechnic Offa and holds MBA from University of Liverpool.

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