Shola Adekoya has been appointed as CEO of Konga, taking over from Founder and ex-CEO, Sim Shagaya, the Nigerian online shopping company has said.
Konga Online Shopping Limited announced today in a statement made available to Technology Times that Adekoya takes over day-to-day running of the company from Shagaya, who now serves as Chairman of the Board of Directors. [quote font=”georgia” font_size=”22″ font_style=”italic” align=”right” bgcolor=”#” color=”#” bcolor=”#” arrow=”yes”]According to the new Konga CEO, “our overarching business goal is ‘to be the engine of trace and commerce in Africa’ and this simply means that we will heavily contribute to economic development and influence how trading is done in Africa.” [/quote]
Adekoya, a seasoned professional with over 17 years of business and management experience in finance, telecom, logistics retail and transportation across Europe and Africa, according to Konga.
As the new CEO, Mr. Adekoya 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.
Konga’s is pursuing a renewed focus on “the new 4th Industrial digital technology revolution” seen by the Nigerian online company to be “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.”
Adekoya joined Konga 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”, according to Konga.
On his watch, Adekoya looks 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.”
According to the new Konga CEO, “our overarching business goal is ‘to be the engine of trace 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.”
Prior to joining Konga, Adekoya was in charge of financial planning and budgeting at Etisalat Nigeria. He also aworked as a business integrator in with several other international organizations including; Ciena UK, UK-HomeOffice, Transport for London, Orion Media Marketing, London River service and many others.
He also worked with Vodafone Group across 8 European countries in developing Internet and data driven revenue streams, as well as cross-country consolidation of technology platforms to optimize operations and improve business economics.