The former Chief Marketing Officer of Vodafone Ghana Uche Ofodile, takes up the appointment as Facebook’s Regional Head, Africa for Express Wi-Fi.
Elated Uche in a post on Facebook stated her works will include help create and empower local entrepreneurs.
“Not only do we aim to increase the number of internet users; we also help create and empower local entrepreneurs! I am so proud of the work the team has done so far and we will continue to build on this in Africa. I am super excited to be joining the team”.
Check her full post,
“I am paraphrasing, but they say when you find a job you love, it doesn’t feel like work. I fully agree. This is what I have found so great about working in Africa over the last 16 years. The opportunity to make a positive contribution in each of the countries I have worked and lived in, has been a joy and a privilege. Now as I begin a new chapter, to be able to do this on a wider scale with an absolutely amazing company… Well, as you can imagine, is simply powerful. It just doesn’t seem like work!
Today, I’m happy to announce that I am joining Facebook as the Regional Head, Africa for Express Wi-Fi. As a key component of internet.org‘s mission to connect the two thirds of the world that is not already connected, the goal of Express Wi-Fi is to help expand connectivity to underserved locations around the world through Wi-Fi. Not only do we aim to increase the number of internet users; we also help create and empower local entrepreneurs! I am so proud of the work the team has done so far and we will continue to build on this in Africa. I am super excited to be joining the team.
This job also means a move to London 🇬🇧 a city that Jeff and I absolutely love. I also get to reconnect with many long lost friends and favorite restaurants.
James, I am looking forward to finally joining the team. Thank you for bringing me on board. Ebele, I am looking forward to kicking down doors, walls and targets with you and I am absolutely looking forward to working with Amone again! Lets make it happen!”
Uche Ofodile holds a Bachelors degree in Political Science from the Ramapo College of New Jersey and attended the Columbia Business School- Columbia University, and studied Strategic Management under their Executive Education program.
Before taking up the new position, Uche Ofodile was the CEO of Tigo DRC.