Rimini Haraya Makama is a Nigerian lawyer and business executive, who is the Head of Corporate & Government Affairs at Microsoft Nigeria. She studied law at the University of Jos, graduating with a Bachelor of Laws. She followed up with a Diploma in Marketing, obtained from the London School of Marketing. Later, she obtained a Master of Laws from the University of Reading. For two years, from 2007 until 2009, she worked in the Office of Legal Affairs at the International Criminal Police Organisation (Interpol), based in Lyon, France.
After that, she joined Africa Practice, a communications and strategy consultancy, working there as a corporate communications consultant from June 2009 until March 2012. In March 2012, she was promoted to Director of Corporate Communications at Africa Practice, working in that capacity for four years, from March 2012 until April 2016. In June 2016, she was appointed to her present position at Microsoft Nigeria, a position that she still occupies as of November 2017.
In December 2014, Rimini Makama was named among “The 20 Youngest Power Women In Africa 2014”, by Forbes Magazine.
We are proud of her achievement and we name her Most Influential 100 Class of 2018 Business and Entrepreneurship category.