Andrew Sordam has been appointed as Vice President for Sub-Saharan Africa by Oracle. He is expected to assume the role immediately, a new challenge that the company is assured he will excel at.
Andrew Sordam has spent over 20 years with Oracle in different leadership roles, his latest was VP for Oracle’s infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS) business across EMEA.
He is taking over from Cherian Varghese who will now become the Regional Managing Director and Vice President for the Association of South Asian Nations and South Asian Growing Economies at Oracle situated in Singapore
‘Oracle is serious about Africa and having a vice president, based on the continent, heading African operations demonstrates our continued commitment to the continent, partners and our customers,’ says Abdul Rahman Al Thehaiban, Oracle senior vice-president for technology Middle East and Africa (MEA).
‘Oracle has been present in Africa for the last thirty years and has been investing into the continent aggressively for the last ten years thereof. I am eager to be a part of the Oracle Africa team, watching them transform the face of business on the continent, as they drive digital transformation success for our customers across the region,’ says Andrew Sordam, Vice President for sub-Saharan Africa at Oracle.
‘We believe that Andrew will enable us to bolster our African footprint; helping lead the Oracle business and our continental focus forward, further developing critical relationships and partnerships across the Oracle eco-system,’ says Corine Mbiaketcha Nana, Managing Director Kenya Hub covering East, Central and West Africa at Oracle
Oracle has proved its commitment to Africa’s digitalization story over three decades now. Its presence can be seen in 10 African countries with dedicated offices spread around the continent; two in Nigeria, Egypt, South Africa and one in Ghana, Mauritius Senegal, Algeria, Ivory Coast, Kenya Morocco
‘Digitalisation is permeating every industry and geography with cloud becoming an essential component of business transformation. Organisations across the continent are embarking on innovative digital transformation initiatives and I’m excited that these projects are driving the continent forward in ways we can only imagine,’ says Sordam
Its Oracle Graduate Leadership Programme helps African youth develop specialised IT skills required to succeed in the fourth industrial revolution. It is with initiatives like this one that it engages the human capital of these countries it operates in.