Otema Yirenkyi

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As Vice President of Global Engagement, Otema Yirenkyi drives PMI’s customer centric sales and marketing channels. She focuses on stakeholder growth and customer delight to solidify PMI’s global impact through regionalization. In orchestrating PMI’s end-to-end go-to-market approach, Otema is responsible for empowering and supporting PMI’s global network of stakeholders, chapters, and volunteers to scale and enable them for greater impact.

Otema’s background encompasses sales, business development, and marketing — with more than 20 years of experience leading global teams, transforming organizations and delivering business results within the technology and telecoms sector.

Most recently, she was the Founder and CEO of Nexinnova where she led the acceleration of scale ups for tech and technology-enabled companies and ecosystem-based companies in Africa. Prior to this, Otema served in senior leadership roles for Vodafone and Microsoft.

Otema has a Bachelor of Science in Industrial and Labor Relations from Cornell University in the United States; a Master of Art in Development Studies (concentration on economic development) from the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS) at University of London; and a Post Graduate Certificate in International Banking and Finance from New York University in the United States.