Microsoft has appointed Phyllis Migwi as the Country Manager for Kenya. She replaces Kendi Ntwiga who left for a position as the Global Head of Misrepresentation at Meta.
Phyllis is a leader and a business catalyst known for driving growth in technology for the last two decades. She has gathered experience in strategy and operations leadership, brand development, marketing, and program management.
Prior to her position at Microsoft, Phyllis served as the Regional Hybrid Cloud & AI Leader-Africa Growth Market for IBM. She has also held leadership roles in Fast Moving Consumer Goods and Information Communication Technology sectors in India, Europe, Africa, and North America.
According to Microsoft, Phyllis is 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.