Google appoints Enugu-born Alex Okosi as Managing Director for Africa | #NwokeukwuMascot
In his new role, Okosi will be responsible for Google’s operations in Africa including programs 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.
Alex is also expected to use his knowledge of African countries to drive more programs that will empower more people on the continent with technology.
What they are saying:
Commenting on the appointment, Vice President of EMEA Emerging Markets at Google, Meir Brand, said:
Also reacting to the development, Okosi said:
His track record:
Okosi is described as a seasoned media, entertainment, and technology leader. 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.
Okosi as YouTube as the managing director of YouTube EMEA Emerging Markets played a key role in landing YouTube’s $100 million Black Voice Fund in EMEA and partnered with Idris Elba to launch the annual Africa Day Benefit Concert. He was also an executive member of the Google and YouTube committees tasked with driving and delivering the companies’ racial equity commitments across the EMEA region.
Google has been operating in Africa for over a decade and has offices in Ghana, Kenya, Nigeria, and South Africa. The company’s products and services are used by millions of people in Africa every day.