Google appoints new MD for Africa
Google has appointed Alex Okosi (pictured) the new managing director for Africa. Currently, Okosi is the MD for YouTube in EMEA Emerging Markets.
“Alex is a proven leader with a wealth of experience in the media and technology industries. He has a deep understanding of African countries and a passion for using technology to empower people and businesses,” said Meir Brand, Vice President, EMEA Emerging Markets at Google.
In his new role, Okosi will be responsible for Google’s operations in Africa including programmes to help businesses and economies on the continent to grow, as well as expanding access and providing tools to help the next billion users get more from the Web.
Prior to joining YouTube, he held the position of Executive Vice President and Managing Director of Viacom International Media Networks Africa and BET International.
In his most recent position at YouTube, Okosi played a pivotal role in steering the platform’s growth and expansion across Africa, the Middle East, and Turkey, according to Google.
“I am excited at the prospect of leading Google’s team in Africa and the opportunity to be an even closer part of this diverse and dynamic region, which is so close to my heart,” said Okosi.