Microsoft appoints Phyllis Migwi as the Kenya Country Manager.
She replaces Kendi Ntwiga who left for Meta. Kendi is the Global Head of Misrepresentation for the social media giant that owns Facebook, Instagram, and WhatsApp.
Phyllis is a leader and a business catalyst known for driving growth in technology over the last two decades.
She’s experienced in strategy and operations leadership, brand development, marketing, and program management.
Most recently, Phyllis served as the Regional Hybrid Cloud & AI Leader-Africa Growth Market for IBM.
She has previously held leadership roles in Fast Moving Consumer Goods and Information Communication Technology sectors in India, Europe, Africa, and North America.
Microsoft says that she’s passionate about delivering efficient business models, growth strategies and ecosystem value creation.
“I am delighted to welcome Phyllis to the Microsoft Africa Regional Cluster team as the new Kenya Country Manager. I am confident that her extensive experience in Technology in Africa will help us scale partner and customer business impact through the value of Microsoft Cloud. As a strong advocate of Africa’s potential, I believe that Phyllis is a critical addition in unlocking the unique opportunities on the continent,”says Wael Elkabbany, Africa Regional Cluster General Manager.
“I am thrilled at the opportunity to play my part in Africa’s economic growth story. To position Microsoft as the premier partner for that growth, while developing the leaders who will overcome present challenges and build memorials for the future,” said Phyllis.
She holds an MBA from Hult International Business School and a Bachelor of Commerce from Catholic University of East Africa.
Microsoft is one of the key employers in Kenya. It has been on a hiring spree and hired some of the country’s top talent in software engineering. The move has also been replicated by other global corporations with innovation centres in Kenya, including Google.
At the moment, Microsoft is also in a race to hiring more software engineering teams on an internship basis.
Microsoft also tapped Catherine Muraga as its Managing Director. Catherine, an IT professional with over 15 years of experience, succeeded Jack Ngare, who led the ADC since its inception in 2019.
Ngare was then hired by Google Cloud, who joined Google Cloud’s Office of the Chief Technology Officer (CTO) as a Technical Director.