Google Appoints Alex Okosi as Managing Director for Africa

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Google on Tuesday announced the appointment of Alex Okosi as the new Managing Director for its operations in Africa.

Currently serving as the Managing Director for YouTube in EMEA Emerging Markets, Okosi will now be responsible for overseeing Google’s initiatives in Africa.

This includes implementing programs to foster business growth and economic development on the continent, as well as expanding access and providing valuable tools to enhance the online experience for the next billion users.

With a wealth of experience in media, entertainment, and technology, Okosi has held key leadership positions throughout his career. Before joining YouTube, he served as the Executive Vice President and Managing Director of Viacom International Media Networks Africa and BET International.

During his tenure at YouTube, Okosi played a pivotal role in driving the platform’s expansion and growth across Africa, the Middle East, and Turkey.

Expressing his enthusiasm for his new role, Okosi stated that he is about leading Google’s team in Africa and the opportunity to be closely connected to the diverse and vibrant region.

I firmly believe in the potential of technology, particularly the internet, to improve lives and empower individuals and businesses in Africa to thrive.

Meir Brand, Vice President of EMEA Emerging Markets at Google, praised Okosi’s appointment, highlighting his extensive experience in the media and technology industries.

“Alex is a proven leader with a deep understanding of African countries and a passion for utilizing technology to empower people and businesses,” Brand stated.

Google has been actively operating in Africa for over a decade, with offices in Ghana, Kenya, Nigeria, and South Africa. The company’s products and services are utilized daily by millions of people across the continent.

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