Google Appoints Alex Okosi As MD In Africa

Alex Okosi, currently Managing Director for YouTube in EMEA Emerging Markets, has been named Managing Director for Google in Africa by Google.

In his new post, Okosi will be in charge of Google’s operations in Africa, including programs to help African businesses and economies flourish, as well as extending access and offering tools to enable the next billion users get more out of the internet.

“Alex is a proven leader with a wealth of experience in the media and technology industries. He has a deep understanding of African countries and a passion for using technology to empower people and businesses,” said Meir Brand, Vice President, EMEA Emerging Markets at Google.

Okosi is an accomplished media, entertainment, and technology executive. He was previously the Executive Vice President and Managing Director of Viacom International Media Networks Africa and BET International before joining YouTube. In his most recent post at YouTube, Okosi was instrumental in directing the platform’s growth and expansion throughout Africa, the Middle East, and Turkey.

“I am excited at the prospect of leading Google’s team in Africa and the opportunity to be an even closer part of this diverse and dynamic region, which is so close to my heart,” said Okosi.

“I’m a firm believer in the potential for technology and, in particular, the internet to improve people’s lives and to help individuals and businesses in Africa to thrive.”

Google has offices in Ghana, Kenya, Nigeria, and South Africa and has been operating in Africa for over a decade. Every day, millions of Africans use the company’s products and services.

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