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GM from IBM to sit on US President’s Advisory Council

September 11, 2019 • Careers, People

GM from IBM to sit on US President’s Advisory Council

Takreem El Tohamy, IBM’s General Manager for Middle East and Africa, to serve second term on key Africa Advisory Council. Image sourced from IBM.

“I’m honoured to again represent IBM on the President’s Advisory Council,” says Takreem El Tohamy – GM for IBM in the Middle East and Africa – on his reappointed to the US President’s Advisory Council on Doing Business in Africa  (PAC-DBIA).

The U.S. Secretary of Commerce, Wilbur Ross, announced on Monday, 9 September 2019, that the Department of Commerce, on behalf of the President of the United States, has reappointed Takreem El Tohamy to the Advisory Council.

The PAC-DBIA was established in 2014 to provide analysis and recommendations to the US President, through the Secretary of Commerce, on strengthening commercial engagement between the United States and Africa. In its third term, 2019-2021, the PAC-DBIA hopes to continue to play a critical role in informing U.S. government policies and activities across the continent.

“I’m honoured to again represent IBM on the President’s Advisory Council working closely with the US and governments throughout Africa to drive initiatives that help spur economic growth and prosperity across the continent,” says El Tohamy.

“For almost a century in Africa, IBM has been collaborating with local governments, partners and organisations across all industries to help businesses get smarter and transform how people live and work.”

IBM has a direct presence in 24 African countries that include two research facilities and 17 technical and client delivery centres. The multinational IT company aims to continue to put in place the systems, infrastructures and processes to underpin the continent’s economic and social transformation.

Edited by Jenna Cook

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