Google’s First West Africa Director Steps Down

Afaf Fahchouch
Afaf Fahchouch
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Dr. Juliet Ehimuan, the inaugural West Africa Director of Google, has announced her resignation from the company. Taking to LinkedIn on Friday, she shared her plans to pursue a broader role within the regional technology landscape, signaling her departure from Google.

Before she was appointed West Africa Director, Dr. Ehimuan served as Google’s Country Director for Nigeria. During her tenure, she spearheaded numerous impactful initiatives, leaving a lasting imprint on the tech industry in the region.

Under Dr. Ehimuan’s leadership, the Google team in Africa successfully trained over 6 million Africans in digital skills, empowering individuals with web and mobile development training. Moreover, she played a pivotal role in establishing the Google for Startups accelerator, specifically tailored to support African tech entrepreneurs.

Notably, Dr. Ehimuan’s tenure witnessed significant advancements in internet accessibility and affordability. Key projects, such as the expansion of the Google Station program in Nigeria and the deployment of the Equiano fiber cable, which connects Africa with Europe, have greatly contributed to bridging the digital divide and providing millions of people in Nigeria and beyond with improved connectivity.

Beyond her role at Google, Dr. Ehimuan actively participated in committees like the National Economic Summit Group (NESG) and the Presidential Committee, contributing to the development of the national broadband plan in 2019. Her involvement has been instrumental in shaping the ICT strategy of the region, highlighting her dedication to fostering technological growth and innovation.

As Dr. Juliet Ehimuan bids farewell to Google, her accomplishments and contributions to the West African tech landscape leave a lasting legacy, inspiring others to continue driving progress in the field.

Afaf Al Fahchouch

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