Google has announced the appointment of Alex Okosi as the new managing director for Africa.
Okosi, who previously served as the MD for YouTube in EMEA Emerging Markets, brings a wealth of experience in the media and technology industries to his new role.
Meir Brand, Vice President of EMEA Emerging Markets at Google, praised Okosi’s leadership and understanding of African countries.
“Alex is a proven leader with a deep understanding of African countries and a passion for using technology to empower people and businesses,” he said.
In his new role, Okosi will be responsible for overseeing Google’s operations in Africa.
This includes programs to help businesses and economies on the continent grow, as well as expanding access to the Web and providing tools to help the next billion users get more from it.
Prior to joining YouTube, Okosi 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, he played a pivotal role in steering the platform’s growth and expansion across Africa, the Middle East, and Turkey.
Okosi expressed his excitement at the prospect of leading Google’s team in Africa.
“I am excited at the opportunity to be an even closer part of this diverse and dynamic region, which is so close to my heart,” he said.
With his wealth of experience and proven track record, Alex Okosi is well-positioned to lead Google’s efforts in Africa and help drive growth and development on the continent.