• Takreem El Tohamy, IBM’s General Manager for the Middle East and Africa, will continue to serve on US President's Advisory Council on Doing Business in Africa.
  • The advisory council was established in 2014 to provide analysis and recommendations to the U.S on how to strengthen commercial engagement with Africa.

The U.S. Secretary of Commerce, Wilbur Ross, has reappointed Takreem El Tohamy, IBM’s General Manager for the Middle East and Africa, to the U.S. President's Advisory Council on Doing Business in Africa (PAC-DBIA).

The U.S. Department of Commerce made this known in a statement issued on Tuesday, September 10th on behalf of the President of the United States.

What the US President's Advisory Council on Doing Business in Africa is all about

The PAC-DBIA was established in 2014 to provide analysis and recommendations to the US President, through the Secretary of Commerce, on strengthening commercial engagement between the United States and Africa.

In its third term, 2019-2021, the PAC-DBIA will continue to play a critical role informing U.S. government policies and activities across the continent, particularly in advancing the economic pillar of the Trump Administration's Africa Strategy through Prosper Africa. This is a whole-of-government, economic initiative to substantially increase two-way trade and investment as well as support increased jobs in the United States and Africa.

I’m honoured to again represent IBM on the President’s Advisory Council working closely with the US and governments throughout Africa to drive initiatives that help spur economic growth and prosperity across the continent,” said El Tohamy.

“For almost a century in Africa, IBM has been collaborating with local governments, partners and organisations across all industries to help businesses get smarter and transform how people live and work.

IBM has direct presence in 24 African countries, including two research facilities and 17 technical and client delivery centres.