Microsoft Corporation has appointed Kendi Ntwiga as the new country lead, heading Kenyan operations with effect from January 2020. The former GM at Checkpoint Software Services will now spearhead strategies and allocation of resources in the country.
Kendi’s appointment stems from years of experience in STEM fields, contributing to Microsoft’s diversity and digital transformation journey in Africa.
We are extremely excited to have Kendi join our dynamic team. Her extensive experience will go a long way in contributing to our overall mission of helping the continent on its digital transformation journey, while also driving greater diversity and inclusion across STEM fields.Ibrahim Youssry, Microsoft’s Regional GM for the Middle East and Africa.
Kendi Ntwiga previously held offices in strategy and regional sales in other multinationals like Intel. She also spent 5 years at Oracle, working with teams across Africa in sales and business development.
The tech guru is also a champion in community services. She is the founder of She-Goes-Tech in 2015, encouraging girls to pursue STEM careers.
At Microsoft, Kendi is looking to continue driving empowerment through digitization, inspiring people to achieve more.
“I am happy to join Microsoft at a time when digitization is seen as a key driver of progress and transformation in Africa. Microsoft’s mission is to empower every person and organization on the planet to achieve more and I have the privilege to be the custodian of that mission in Kenya,” She said.