Google has appointed Alex Okosi, a prominent figure in Africa’s media and entertainment industry, as the new Managing Director for Africa. This move marks a significant step in Google’s commitment to the continent.
Okosi, known for his pivotal role in establishing MTV Base & Viacom Africa, expressed his excitement about leading Google’s operations in Africa. He sees this transition as a testament to his dedication to the continent’s future and the immense potential of its people.
This transition represents more than just a change in job title; it’s a testament of my commitment to the future of Africa, to the untapped potential of its people, and the transformative and positive impact that technology will make on the continent.Alex Okosi, Managing Director, Africa, Google
Drawing from his experience, including his tenure as Managing Director, Emerging Markets, YouTube EMEA, Okosi emphasizes the transformative power of technology in people’s lives. Google’s mission to make technology universally accessible aligns with his vision. He looks forward to collaborating with Africa and global teams to leverage Google’s products for societal empowerment and transformation, particularly in Africa.
Google is a company that is synonymous with innovation, creativity, and the relentless pursuit of a better future. Our company’s mission to make technology universally accessible and useful resonates deeply with me. I am excited to work with our awesome Africa and global teams to continue leveraging our products to empower individuals and transform societies, especially on the African continent.
This transition is exciting and would not be possible without the support of my dear family, mentors and friends across the world.Alex Okosi, Managing Director, Africa, Google
This appointment signifies Google’s strategic move to further enhance its presence and impact in Africa’s dynamic technological landscape.