IBM has expanded its branch office in Port Louis on Mauritius in the South East coast of Africa. “As Mauritius strives to strengthen its international competitiveness, IBM is experiencing strong demand from the textile, banking, tourism, telecommunications and IT services sectors, which are turning to technology to increase productivity and differentiate offerings,” said Takreem El Tohamy, IBM General Manager for Middle East and Africa.
IBM’s Mauritius office is part of a broad program of investment it is making across Africa through the creation of new facilities, offices, training, staffing and recruitment, sales and marketing and corporate citizenship, says the company.
The announcement follows the opening of IBM’s office in Luanda, Angola and gives the company a direct presence in over 20 African countries including South Africa, Senegal, Ghana, Nigeria, Kenya, Tanzania, Morocco, Egypt, Tunisia and Algeria.
IBM has been present in Mauritius for more than ten years through its sales team and an established business partner network. IBM’s clients on the island also include Air Mauritius, Bramer Bank, Rogers Group and Mauritius Union Assurance.
Elsewhere in the region, IBM also has locations in the Seychelles and Madagascar through its pan-African partnership with the telecommunications operator Bharti Airtel.
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