On 1 February 2018, Hitachi Vantara, a wholly owned subsidiary of Hitachi Ltd, announced that it has appointed Akinwale Awosokanre as Regional Managing Director for West Africa.
Awosokanre has more than 20 years of experience in Business Development and Sales in the Telecommunications, Manufacturing and IT industries. Prior to joining Hitachi, he led the Engineered Systems team at Oracle.
“We are pleased to announce this new appointment. Akinwale has formidable technical expertise and a firm understanding of business requirements. This has enabled him to become a trusted advisor across various sectors in Africa,” said Alexander Jenewein, MD of Hitachi Vantara Sub Saharan Africa.
“The company has recently undergone a major rebrand which sees us shift our focus to analytics and the emerging IoT market, combining operational technologies and information technologies, to deliver outcomes that matter. Akinwale will play an important part in driving this new strategy in West Africa,” added Jenewein.
In his new role, Awosokanre will be responsible for growing both new and existing business. “By focusing on getting the fundamentals right, my goal is to help our customers prepare for the future. Together we will drive profitability and take their businesses to new heights of success,” said Awosokanre.