Alex Okosi will be responsible for Google’s operations in Africa including programs to help businesses and economies on the continent to grow.
Big tech company, Google has announced the appointment of Nigeria’s Alex Okosi as its new Managing Director (MD) for Africa. This was revealed in a statement made available to Technext.
Until now, Alex Okosi was the Managing Director for YouTube in EMEA Emerging Markets, a role he is expected to relinquish before taking on the leadership of the company’s activities in Africa.
Speaking on the new role, Alex said he believes technology has the potential to massively improve the lives of Africans. As such, he is excited to lead Google’s charge towards that objective.
“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. I’m a firm believer in the potential for technology and, in particular, the internet to improve people’s lives and to help individuals and businesses in Africa to thrive,” he said.