A transformational strategist and growth-focused marketing leader, Ngugi has over two decades of success in conceptualising strategic marketing plans and spearheading award-winning campaigns to reposition and enhance brand image, according to NTT DATA. 

Leveraging her expertise, she will play a pivotal role in shaping and executing marketing strategies that align with NTT DATA’s vision for growth by enhancing the company’s presence across the Middle East & Africa, the company adds.

NTT DATA says that Ngugi's appointment comes at a critical juncture for NTT DATA Middle East & Africa, as the company is driving growth in existing regions.

With her experience working in multiple sectors across Africa (fintech, hospitality, media, banking, mobile technology and fast-moving consumer goods), Ngugi is known for enhancing brand image while generating revenue and increasing profit margins, the company says. 

Ngugi's vision aligns seamlessly with NTT DATA's goal to drive growth of the new and expanded NTT DATA portfolio in the Middle East and Africa region, NTT DATA adds.

"We are thrilled to welcome Ngugi to our team," says Alan Turnley-Jones, CEO of NTT DATA Middle East and Africa. "She brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to this role. With her leadership, we are confident in our ability to accelerate growth in the region, deepen our engagement with clients to provide a differentiated, consistent and better client experience and deliver through a richer portfolio of services and tailored industry solutions to meet the evolving needs of organisations across the various industries we serve."

Ngugi joins NTT DATA after almost a decade as the senior director of marketing at VISA sub-Saharan Africa, where she earned a reputation for providing data-driven, actionable insights and solutions that drove strategic plans which delivered business impact. She is passionate about coaching, mentoring and developing high-performing teams.

"Joining NTT DATA Middle East & Africa is an exciting opportunity, and I'm thrilled to be part of a team that is dedicated to driving innovation and delivering outstanding client experiences," says Ngugi. "I look forward to leveraging my experience and bringing in a new era of growth and innovation, allowing the team to continue delivering unparalleled solutions and services to our clients across the region."

The company concludes that Ngugi graduated with a bachelor of arts in English, education and psychology before completing her honours.

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