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Google Names Alex Okosi as Managing Director for Africa

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Google Names Alex Okosi as Managing Director for Africa

Alex Okosi has been appointed as the new Managing Director for Google in Africa. Currently serving as the Managing Director for YouTube in EMEA Emerging Markets, Okosi will now oversee Google’s operations in Africa.

This appointment reflects Google’s commitment to expanding its presence and impact in the African market.

In his new role, Okosi will oversee programs aimed at promoting business growth and economic development on the continent. He will also focus on expanding access to the web and providing tools to empower users in Africa.

Meir Brand, Vice President of EMEA Emerging Markets at Google, expressed confidence in Okosi’s leadership abilities, stating, ‘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.’

Prior to joining YouTube, Okosi held the position of Executive Vice President and Managing Director of Viacom International Media Networks Africa and BET International.

During his tenure at YouTube, he played a pivotal role in the platform’s growth and expansion across Africa, the Middle East, and Turkey.

‘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. ‘I’m a firm believer in the potential for technology and, in particular, the internet to improve people’s lives and help individuals and businesses in Africa thrive.’

Google has been operating in Africa for over a decade, with offices in Ghana, Kenya, Nigeria, and South Africa. Its products and services are widely used by millions of people on the continent.

This article was updated 1 month ago

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