Konga has announced that Shola Adekoya is no longer interim Chief Executive Officer (CEO) but has been appointed the new Chief Executive Officer (CEO). Shola takes over from the founder and former CEO, Sim Shagaya, who now serves as the Chairman of the Board of Directors.
Shola Adekoya joined Konga Online Shopping Limited in 2013, as the Chief Financial Officer (CFO), and later moved to become the Chief Operating Officer at the company. He has played critical roles behind the scene in bringing Konga.com to the forefront of e-commerce and retail trade in Nigeria, with innovative online retail programs and sales strategies, all of which are improving the overall customer satisfaction levels with regards the online shopping experience in Nigeria. Prior to joining Konga.com, Shola was in charge of financial planning and budgeting at Etisalat Nigeria.
As the new CEO, Shola will manage the day-to-day affairs at konga.com and will work with the company’s board of directors to further solidify the company’s leadership position in Nigeria’s e-commerce industry, as well as identify new business opportunities and prepare Konga.com for the emerging 4th Industrial Revolution. The new 4th Industrial digital technology revolution is all about the new “Internet of Things”, that will influence consumer behavior and usher in shifts such as an improved e-commerce platform that delivers a new and robust interactive shopping experience to consumers.
“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” said Shola.Advertisement
“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”.
It is obvious that the board’s search for a new CEO to replace Sim has ended with choosing someone familiar with the system and with experience to lead the eCommerce giant, Konga. New leadership might mean new beginning, but in this case it might mean continuation of what the previous leader started, ‘fingers crossed’.
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