Dr. Juliet Ehimuan, one of the most renowned African women in technology and a key figure in Google’s regional expansion, has announced her retirement.
Ehimuan, a well-known figure in the digital business and a prominent player in Google’s African endeavors, announced her departure on LinkedIn, claiming her desire to take on a larger role in the regional tech landscape.
She announced plans to work with corporate executives, global investors, African governments, and startup founders to foster development, excellence, and digital transformation in the African tech ecosystem and throughout the business landscape.
Recently, global leaders have shown a strong interest in Africa’s digital industry, with Sam Altman of OpenAI, Bill Gates, and tech investor Erik Moore all visiting Lagos where they each convened the local IT scene, projecting their interest and establishing themselves as African players.
These high-profile interactions demonstrate the global tech community’s appreciation of the continent’s wealth of innovation and potential, Africa’s position as a destination for investment up and down the tech value chain, and their desire to connect and engage with it.