Nigeria’s leading online shopping destination, Konga, has appointed Shola Adekoya, as its new Chief Executive Officer (CEO).
Adekoya is taking over from founder Sim Shagaya, who now serves as Chairman of Board of Directors. He’d been working in the interim after Sim Shagaya stepped down months ago.
Mr Adekoya is a veteran with over 17 years experience of business management. He’s accumulated experience in finance, telecom, logistics retail and transportation across Europe and Africa.
He joined Konga in 2013 as the Chief Financial Officer (CFO), and was later appointed as Chief Operating Officer.
He played an active role in bringing Konga to the forefront of e-commerce and retail trade in Nigeria, working behind the scenes.
Prior to joining Konga.com, Adekoya was in charge of financial planning and budgeting at Etisalat Nigeria. He had also worked as a business integrator in several international firms including Ciena UK, UK-HomeOffice, Transport for London, Orion Media Marketing, London River service and so on.
He’d also worked with Vodafone Group across 8 European countries in developing Internet and data driven revenue streams.
With the appointment, Adekoya is expected to manage the day-to-day affairs at konga.com, working with the company’s board of directors.
He’s also expected to identify new opportunities for the firm and prepare it for the 4th Industrial Revolution.
This revolution revolves around using IoTs to improve e-commerce platforms and customers’ shopping experience. Speaking on his new appointment, Sola said:
“I look forward to our continued efforts at advancing the development of new and innovative consumer solutions in Konga. We are committed to delivering excellent experience to our customers and I believe that we will be at the forefront of solving Africa’s problems through Technology.”
“Our overarching business goal is “to be the engine of trade and commerce in Africa” and this simply means that we will heavily contribute to economic development and influence how trading is done in Africa. We will introduce new retail and marketplace strategies to ensure the seamless delivery of an engaging interactive shopping experience to consumers online,” he added.