Country Director of Google Nigeria, Juliet Ehimuan has been named one of the 30 people changing the world by the London Business School Review.
The London Business School Review is a publication about different alumnus of the institution making impressive strides in their various endeavours.
According to LBSR, Ms Juliet Ehimuan is “a global tech leader whose contributions to technology and entrepreneurship have won her multiple awards and recognitions.”
She “wants to raise human dignity by helping to develop human capacity and create opportunities for growth”.
Ms Ehimuan graduated with first class honours in Computer Engineering from the Obafemi Awolowo University. She delved deeper into Computer Sciences at the postgraduate level, earning a graduate degree from the University of Cambridge.
She is also a 2008 alumnus of the London Business School where she obtained her MBA.
Professionally, Ms Juliet Ehimuan has worked in several areas of technology at impressive companies like Shell, Microsoft and even Nigeria-based Chams Plc.
But as Country Director for Google, Ms Ehimuan has been at the fore front of several important innovations impacting the country.
“Technology has the power to create a level playing field. Putting technology in the hands of people allows them to create their own opportunities.” – Ms Juliet Ehimuan.
“With our technologies and economies today, it’s more important than ever to not leave anyone behind,” she says.
Appointed country director in 2011, Ms Ehimuan is working hard to make STEM education popular in Nigeria.
Under her watch, Google Nigeria has become pivotal to the search company’s plans to provide digital skills in Africa. Google plans to train 10 million Africans on digital skills over the next few years. So far three million Africans have been trained. The long term goal is to ensure more Africans have the needed skills to get employed in the digital economy.
Ms Ehimuan is also at the forefront providing developer education to Nigerians. Google plans to train over 100,000 Africans on mobile and software development skills.
She also does a lot of coaching and mentoring for young people too. Under her “Beyond Limits” initiative, Ms Ehimuan counsels young people and provides them with thinking skills needed to become successful in their crafts.