Nigeria’s online mall, Konga Online Shopping Limited, has announced the appointment of Mr. Shola Adekoya, as its new Chief Executive Officer (CEO). He takes over from the founder and former CEO, Sim Shagaya, who now serves as the chairman of the Board of Directors.
Mr Adekoya is a seasoned professional with over 17 years of business and management experience in finance, telecom, logistics retail and transportation across Europe and Africa.
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..
Mr. Adekoya joined Konga Online Shopping Limited in 2013, as the Chief Financial Officer (CFO), and later moved to become the Chief Operating Officer.
He has played critical roles behind the scenes in bringing konga.com to the forefront of e-commerce and retail trade in Nigeria, with innovative online retail programme and sales strategies, all of which are improving the overall to customer satisfaction levels with regards the online shopping experience in Nigeria.
Prior to joining konga.com, Mr. Adekoya was in charge of financial planning and budgeting at Etisalat Nigeria. A dynamic Nigerian telecom operator. Mr. Adekoya also worked as a business integrator in several other international organizations including; Ciena UK, UK-Home Office, Transport for London, Orion Media Marketing and London River service. He also worked with Vodafone Group across eight 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.
“I look forward to our continued efforts at advancing the development of new and innovative consumer solutions in Konga,” Shola said.