Somet Kipchilat

Partner Development Manager, Microsoft 4Afrika






Somet is a Partner Development Manager within Microsoft`s Africa Initiatives (Microsoft 4Afrika) his role is to Identify, qualify, onboard, and enable strategic, net-new partners to develop solutions on the Microsoft platform. He is also accountable for driving the performance of the portfolio of partners by business priority.

Previously Somet Served as a Technical Evangelist in Microsoft 4Afrika his role was to empower and inspire ISVs (Independent Software Vendors), developers and technical audiences with tools and technologies that will allow them to unlock new and unique opportunities across cloud Technologies and build scalable solutions.

At Microsoft, our mission is to empower every person and organization on the planet to do more, the 4Afrika Initiative is perfectly aligned to accelerate this for the African continent through locally relevant innovation, affordable access, and skills development.
Prior to that Somet was a part of the Developer Experience and Platform Evangelism (Dx) team Within Microsoft East Africa based out of Nairobi. Somet holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Information Technology from the Jomo Kenyatta University of agriculture and technology in Kenya

The MIT Inclusive Innovation Challenge to become Economic Prosperity Challenge in 2020