Office –Betty Mwangi has been appointed Jumia Africa’s (Kenya) new Chief Executive Officer.
Ms Mwangi will be taking over from Sam Chappate and she will be tasked with moving the online’s retail venture to what has been described as a corporate growth.
Her story can be traced back when she was recognized as among the top ten most influential women in mobile telecommunication sector by MCI and she was also named twice as one of the 20 most powerful Africa’s women.
She has served as a Group Commercial Director for Britam Group PLC between 2016 and 2021; a company she had joined in 2013.
Further, Betty once worked at Safaricom M-Pesa as a financial director between 2007 and 2016 where her performance was also commendable.
“It is a great honour to be an integral part of Jumia’s journey as we continue to tap the power of the Internet to transform Africa. I look forward to working with the team to expand the Jumia universe and trust that my experience and passion for digital innovation will help to propel Jumia to greater heights. I am excited by the opportunity to have a positive impact on the everyday lives of Kenyans through e-commerce,” Mwangi said.
Jumia co-CEOs Sacha Poignonnec and Jeremy Hodara described the new appointee as an industrious woman with an impressive track record expected to bring a great breadth and depth of experience to Jumia business.
Jumia Kenya, since its inception, has been helping over 15,000 traders connect to thousands of clients virtually. In Kenya alone, it has an employment of more than 500 persons.
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