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Microsoft’s Olaf Akkerman joins People in Retail Awards judging panel

We’re thrilled to introduce our newest judge for the People in Retail Awards: Olaf, a dynamic leader at the forefront of the UK’s tech industry. Olaf… View Article

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Microsoft’s Olaf Akkerman joins People in Retail Awards judging panel

We’re thrilled to introduce our newest judge for the People in Retail Awards: Olaf, a dynamic leader at the forefront of the UK’s tech industry.

Olaf is a vital member of Microsoft’s UK Senior Leadership Team, where he spearheads the Retail & Consumer Goods Industries. With over two decades of experience in the tech sector, Olaf brings a wealth of expertise and a customer-first approach to his role. His passion for building inclusive and high-performing cultures has been instrumental in driving success across various senior sales positions at Microsoft, including leading teams in Media & Telco and Professional Services.

Prior to his tenure at Microsoft, Olaf served as the VP of Sales EMEA for Rackspace, where he led transformative initiatives, expanded into new markets, and launched innovative service offerings that made a significant impact on customers and businesses alike.

Beyond his professional achievements, Olaf is deeply committed to talent development, serving as the executive sponsor for Microsoft’s Early in Profession program in the UK. He also dedicates his time and expertise to support UK charities through his volunteer work with Pilotlight, providing invaluable business advice.

With his extensive experience and unwavering commitment to excellence, we’re confident that Olaf will bring valuable insights and perspective to our esteemed panel of judges. Please join us in welcoming Olaf as we continue to celebrate excellence in the retail industry.


There is still time to get your entry in. And this year, we have a retail partner of the year category.

Deadline: 1st May, 2024.

To find out more, visit The People in Retail Awards 2024.

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