Ex-CEO Millicom/Tigo DRC, Uche Ofodile, has joined Facebook as theÂ Regional Head, Africa – Express Wi-Fi.
Before her role as the CEO of Millicom/Tigo DRC, Uche was the Chief Marketing Officer at Vodafone Ghana.
Express Wi-Fi is a key component ofÂ internet.org‘s mission to connect the two thirds of the world that is not already connected. The goal is to helpÂ expand connectivity to underserved locations around the world through Wi-Fi. Express Wi-Fi alsoÂ helps create and empower local entrepreneurs!
Elated by her move, she said on her Facebook page:
I am paraphrasing, but they say when you find a job you love, it doesnâ€™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 companyâ€¦ Well, as you can imagine, is simply powerful. It just doesnâ€™t seem like work!
Today, Iâ€™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.
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! Let’s make it happen!
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