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Nelly Akoth

Chief Financial Officer
IBM Sub-Saharan Africa

Nelly Akoth

Joined IBM 15 years ago and has held a number of key positions across services business.  These were mostly Financial Analysis roles in different areas of the IBM services business that varied from Parts accounting to the Business units' forecast and budget coordinator.  The coverage was broad as it included US as well as a lead finance role for  Latin America services Business unit.  First management assignment in 2003 as Financial Services Manager for one of IBM's key strategic clients.  Held a number management positions and progressed to a WW Finance role in Somers.  In November 2007 took a position in AP, moving to Singapore as the Audit Manager covering 11 countries in ASEAN, Australia/New Zealand, India/South Asia Regions. Two years later moved to Johannesburg South Africa as the CFO for Sub-sahara Africa region.  This progressed to current role of CFO for all of  the Africa region.  In the current role main responsibilities include overseeing IBM expansion into the Africa continent.
Other Special projects include: WW Finance lead on the roll-out of SOX control points in 22 countries, key finance role for IBM Warranty obligations following sale to Lenovo

Prior to IBM worked as Business Manager for Food Distributors International in Washington DC

Holds BA Degree, Computer Science from St Thomas University Miami,  and MBA Finance Concentration from Howard University, Washington DC