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Jumia Group appoints Diana Owusu-Kyereko as Jumia Ghana’s first CEO

Yesterday, Jumia Group introduced the appointment of Diana Owusu-Kyereko as the brand new CEO for its Ghana workplace. She took over from Ore Odusanya who had been the nation supervisor since 2016. The announcement revealed that that is one other transfer for the eCommerce platform to advertise gender equality within the office.

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Earlier than taking on this function, Owusu-Kyereko was the chief business officer (CCO) for Jumia Kenya. Curiously, she has been on the Jumia Africa staff for about seven years throughout which she served because the director of cell and pill for Jumia Nigeria and Jumia Africa.

Earlier than becoming a member of Jumia in 2013, she was the final supervisor at Ringier Ghana. Whereas additionally in Ghana, she managed an internet low cost startup, tisu.com.gh.

Owusu-Kyereko is a Ghanaian who holds a Masters in Administration, Organisations and Governance, Enterprise Administration and Administration from the London Faculty of Economics and Political Science. Earlier than this, she had bagged a Bachelor of Arts diploma in Social Sciences from the College of Leeds, UK.

Jumia started companies in Ghana in 2013 a yr after it launched in Nigeria, and is now current in 14 African nations. It seems the web market plans to additional show its gender parity plan with its high management place in Nigeria — CEO — being occupied by Juliet Anammah. By the way, she rang the corporate’s IPO bell in April 2019 when it listed on the New York Inventory Change.

The Jumia Africa staff claims to have one of many highest proportions (40%) of feminine leaders in positions akin to managers, MDs, and CEOs. And to a big extent, the outcomes from this new appointment are anticipated to painting this initiative as a worthy trigger.

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