Google’s first West Africa Director, Dr. Juliet Ehimuan has announced her departure from the company.

She made the announcement on LinkedIn on Friday where she expressed her intention to pursue a broader role within the regional technology landscape.

Before her appointment as Google’s West Africa Director,  she served as the company’s Country Director for Nigeria.

During her time as Director, the Google team in Africa successfully trained over 6 million Africans in digital skills, providing web and mobile development training to 100,000 developers, and established a Google for Startups accelerator specifically for African tech entrepreneurs.

Furthermore, under Ehimuan’s leadership, important access projects were executed, including the expansion of the Google Station program in Nigeria and the deployment of Google’s Equiano fibre cable, which spans from Portugal to South Africa, connecting Africa with Europe. These initiatives have played a significant role in enhancing internet accessibility and affordability for millions of people in Nigeria and beyond.

Her leadership in committees like the National Economic Summit Group (NESG) and the Presidential Committee are responsible for creating the national broadband plan in 2019 which had been influential in shaping the ICT strategy of the region.

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