Ecommerce platform Jumia Kenya appoints Juan Seco as new Chief Executive Officer

KENYA – Jumia Kenya, an ecommerce and logistics company, has appointed Juan Seco as the new Chief Executive Officer (CEO). Juan replaces Betty Mwangi, a seasoned tech executive, who has held the post for barely a year. In a statement, the company says Ms Mwangi has left to pursue a ‘big impact opportunity’. Betty Mwangi took the mantle of leadership…

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Real estate company Mi Vida Homes appoints Samuel Kariuki as chief executive officer

KENYA – Mi Vida Homes, a residential developer, has appointed Samuel Kariuki as the chief executive officer. The former Centum Real Estate managing director appointment took effect on June 1, following the announcement of his departure from Centum on March 18. “I am excited at this opportunity of taking Mi Vida Homes to its next phase of growth where we…

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aYo Ghana CEO gets additional role to his title as the company taps into Uganda and Zambia’s market

AFRICA – African insurtech aYo Holdings, which is 100% owned by telecommunications giant MTN, has handed the chief executive of its Ghana operation an additional role within the aYo Group as it looks to drive rapid growth across the continent. The CEO of aYo Ghana, Francis Gota will now also oversee the group’s business development for Uganda and Zambia. In…

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ETFs service provider Satrix appoints Fikile Mbhokota as CEO

SOUTH AFRICA – Satrix, a provider of index-tracking investment products and exchange traded funds (ETFs) in South Africa, has appointed Fikile Mbhokota as its new Chief Executive Officer (CEO). Mbhokota is a seasoned leader in the financial services industry with over 18 years in the industry. Her experience ranges from indexation and active investment management to consulting, operations, research, strategy,…

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Equipment supplier Davis & Shirtliff appoints George Mbugua as its new CEO

KENYA – Davis & Shirtliff, a supplier of water related equipment in the East African region, has appointed its long-serving finance director George Mbugua as the new CEO, taking over from David Gatende who retires after 36 years with the company. The change of guard comes as the water and energy solutions provider is redefining its distribution strategy to capture…

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Orange appoints Jérôme Hénique as CEO for its Middle East and Africa division

MEA – Orange’s Middle East and Africa (OMEA) division, a telecommunications corporation, has appointed Jérôme Hénique as CEO effective July 1, 2022. Hénique is currently director of operations and deputy CEO of the MEA region and will now take over from Alioune Ndiaye, who the French operator says wishes to concentrate on his role as chairman of the board of…

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SA’s solar industry representative body SAPVIA appoints Dr. Rethabile Melamu as new CEO

SOUTH AFRICA – South African Photovoltaic Industry Association (SAPVIA), South Africa’s solar industry representative body, has appointed Dr. Rethabile Melamu as the new CEO. Melamu takes on the role at a crucial time in South Africa’s energy transition with the country set to procure close to 6GW of new solar energy capacity in this decade alone. A Chemical and Environmental…

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South Africa’s Mama Money accelerates global expansion, appoints new CEO

SOUTH AFRICA – Mama Money, the Cape Town-based fintech, has appointed Nicolas Vonthron as CEO, as the start-up has set its sights on expanding its global footprint, which now reaches over 50 countries across Africa, Asia and Europe. In a statement, it says this year, Mama Money’s cross-border money transfer volumes more than doubled compared to the previous quarter, with the…

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Edtech startup Ubongo appoints Mwasi Wilmore as new CEO

TANZANIA – Ubongo has appointed Mwasi Wilmore as its new CEO to lead the organization into a new era of Pan-African growth and sustainable impact. Ubongo is a pan-African, non-profit social enterprise aimed at significantly improving school readiness and learning outcomes and promoting social and behavioral change communication through localized edutainment (educational entertainment) for kids and their caregivers.  Mwasi joins…

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