Juliet Ehimuan-Chiazor @jehimuan not be as popular as the likes of Sheryl Sandberg and Marissa Mayer, but as Google Country Manager in Nigeria, she has proven her worth as a top-rated technology and business leader with a long list of achievements to show for it.
She holds an Executive MBA from the London Business School, a Post Graduate degree in Computer Science from the University of Cambridge, UK; and obtained a Bachelor’s degree with 1st class honours 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 she received two scholarly awards – Selwyn College Scholar and Malaysian Commonwealth Scholar.
Prior to her appointment at Google, Juliet was the General Manager, Strategic Business Units of Chams Plc where she was responsible for leading and formulating strategies for Chams Strategic Business units. She also worked with Microsoft UK for 6 years, initially as a Program Manager managing Strategic Projects for MSN Europe, Middle East, and Africa (EMEA); and then Business Process Manager for MSN International covering 11 subsidiaries worldwide. She received the Microsoft “Ship-IT” award for successfully launching the new MSN online subscription business in the UK, Spain, Italy, and Germany.
In 2005, she left Microsoft to start Strategic Insight Consulting Ltd UK, focused on providing collaborative programmes that connect African Business leaders and Professionals with their global counterparts.
Moving to Google as Nigeria’s Country Manager was both fortuitous and deliberate at the same time. After schooling and working for 12 years outside Nigeria, she moved back to the country because she felt she could do more to drive technology-enabled growth and productivity. Two years after moving back, she joined Google and saw it as a great opportunity to make a difference with technology.