Director, West Africa, Google
Juliet Ehimuan is Director leading Google’s business strategy in West Africa. She was named by Forbes as one of the Top 20 Power Women in Africa; by the London Business School as One of 30 People Changing the World; featured in the BBC Africa Power Women series, and on CNN Innovate Africa.
With over 25 years experience primarily in Technology, Oil & Gas, and New Media industries across Europe, Middle East and Africa, Juliet is a thought leader, and a leading voice on innovation, transformation, and leadership. She has received numerous awards for outstanding contribution to the digital landscape in Africa.
Under her leadership, the Google team has made a significant impact on local content development, infrastructure deployment, and digital capacity building. Recent Google investments in Africa include commitment to provide free digital skills training to 10 million youth in Africa; an Africa Scholarships program for current and aspiring developers; support for technology startups in Africa through a launchpad Accelerator program; and a Google Impact Challenge providing $20Million in funding to nonprofits, advancing the course of education and economic prosperity in Africa.
Juliet holds an Executive MBA from the London Business School, a Postgraduate degree in Computer Science from the University of Cambridge; and a Bachelor’s degree in Computer Engineering from the Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife. She is a recipient of the London Business School Global Women’s Scholarship, and at Cambridge University was awarded Selwyn College Scholar and Malaysian Commonwealth Scholar. She is a Fellow of the Cambridge Commonwealth Society.
She was awarded IT Personality of the Year in 2012 by the Nigeria Computer Society, Digital Personality of the year in 2016 by Marketing World; and received a 2015 Titans of Technology award from TechnologyAfrica.
Through her Beyond Limits Africa initiative, Juliet is building leadership and organisational capacity in youths, professionals and executives across different industries. She is also an author and has most recently published ‘30 Days of Excellence’, a leadership and personal effectiveness guide.