Black Immigrant Daily News
Microsoft has announced the designation of Daniel Verswyvel as General Manager for Microsoft Central America and Caribbean.
The company said Herbert Lewy, who held the position of general manager for Microsoft Caribbean and Puerto Rico, was promoted to general manager of Smart Agriculture and Bioeconomy for Latin America. Yamile Bustamante will continue as Country Representative for Microsoft in Jamaica.
With this new Microsoft subsidiary in Central America and Caribbean, the company said it reaffirms its commitment to the region to continue “fulfilling its mission of empowering every person and organisation on the planet to achieve more”.
Verswyvel has more than 20 years of experience in the technology industry and in 2020 was designated as general manager for Microsoft in Central America. He has been working with Microsoft for more than 10 years, and has held senior positions in the organization, including manager of Small and Medium Enterprises, director of Marketing and Operations and director of Strategic Clients for Microsoft Colombia.
Before joining Microsoft, Verswyvel worked for Motorola and then for Sony Ericsson, where he held different positions, both in the headquarters for Latin America in Miami, where he lived for 10 years, and in Bogota where he held the general management for Colombia and Venezuela. Later he was general manager for the Andean and Caricom regions.
“I am very excited about the challenge of expanding my leadership, now covering Central America and Caribbean, at such an important time for Microsoft, for our customers and partners,” said Verswyvel.
“I am proud of the opportunity to work with a strong team committed to providing our customers and partners with solutions to their organisational challenges. At the same time, I am inspired by the passion that our team brings to generate a real impact in each of the countries that make up our Central America and Caribbean region,” he added.
Meanwhile, Microsoft said Lewy, who led the Puerto Rico and Caribbean team, will now have the challenge of accelerating technological adoption in one of the most forceful scenarios “and in which we are facing a tremendous challenge: feeding the world’s population in a sustainable way”.
In this new role as general manager of Smart Agriculture and Bioeconomy for Latin America, Microsoft said Lewy will be responsible for continuing to explore ways for technology to be that “great enabler to face the challenge of sustainable food that we face as a society”.
“This new professional chapter comes at a time when I will be able to take on a challenge to support customers and partners in two industries that are in a time of significant acceleration towards their digital transformation,” said Lewy. “I am proud of the legacy I leave in Caribbean, while also confident in the team’s capabilities to support the digital transformation of our customers and partners.”