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Mrs Fatumata Soukouna Coker has over 20 years of experience working with Fortune 500 companies in the high-tech industry, including extensive global management responsibilities at IBM in the USA, African experience at Microsoft and Nigerian experience at Soft Solutions Limited, a Nigerian information technology solutions company. Her specialty in global and emerging markets has enabled her to work with a wide variety of companies in USA, Africa and the Middle East.
Mrs. Soukouna Coker’s passion for technology is underpinned with about 10yrs with IBM in the USA. In 1999, she commenced as a Sales Territory Rep in the education industry covering the second largest school district in the US, quickly moved to Senior roles in IBM Public Sector by her 5th year had not only developed the sales enablement program across sectors, she was managing the sales enablement programs across all sectors with impact. In 2005 she was invited to join the IBM Service Oriented Architecture (SOA) worldwide team to develop and management the brand’s global go-to-market strategy and rolled out the worldwide go-to-market web strategy and programs across all sectors. Mrs. Soukouna Coker was headhunted from IBM in 2008 on a short-term role with the IFC funded initiative in Ghana.
She shortly joined Microsoft, from March 2008 – September 2010 as Partners Strategy and Programs Lead, Anglophone West Africa and her role quickly expanded to West, Central and East Africa (WECA), based in Lagos Nigeria. Where her achievements, included the growth of a competitive and loyal Partner Ecosystem across WECA, led channel strategy development, management of the WECA partner communities, whiles enabling long term regional capacity planning and sustainability.
In October 2010, she was appointed Managing Director/CEO of Soft Solutions Limited (SSL). She transformed the SSL brand and people capacity to become one of the leading information technology solutions providers and consultancies in Nigerian.
Mrs. Soukouna Coker is the Chairman of Afrinvest West Africa a leading Nigeria based investment bank and December 2019 she was appointed Chairman Board of Director at CreditRegistry Services, after only serving 2yrs as Chairman of the governance and nomination committee of the board, CreditRegistry Services is a pioneer credit reference agency in Nigeria.
She also participates in start-up forums and IT incubators across the globe, including faith base organizations as well and is a very active member in her communities and is on the National Planning committee of the Institute of Board of Directors (IoD) Nigeria.
She is co-Founder and Chair at Center for Women & Children Empowerment, Inc. CEWCE is a non-profit, non-governmental organization established with the vision to empower vulnerable women and children in a post-war society in Liberia. And founder of Ygroup Holdings, Inc a West African technology and business Integration Company headquartered in Monrovia, Liberia.
Mrs. Fatumata Soukouna Coker is a Liberian born. She is passionate and dedicated to the transformation of her African Continent through technology and incredibly committed to all her various communities that she is a part of around globe.