Ecommerce platform Jumia Kenya appoints Juan Seco as new Chief Executive Officer

KENYA – Jumia Kenya, an ecommerce and logistics company, has appointed Juan Seco as the new Chief Executive Officer (CEO). Juan replaces Betty Mwangi, a seasoned tech executive, who has held the post for barely a year. In a statement, the company says Ms Mwangi has left to pursue a ‘big impact opportunity’. Betty Mwangi took the mantle of leadership…

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Badr Bouslikhane succeeds Larbi Alaoui Belrhiti as head of Jumia Morocco

MOROCCO – Morocco’s Badr Bouslikhane heads Jumia Morocco, following the promotion of Larbi Alaoui Belrhiti to general manager of Jumia Express Logistics. During his tenure, Larbi Alaoui Belrhiti succeeded in making Jumia one of the leaders in e-commerce in Morocco, by democratizing online purchases there. He will now oversee the company’s operations on the continent. Jumia Express Logistics offers “last…

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Jumia partners with China’s 4PX Express to expand its delivery services in Africa

AFRICA – Jumia, a Pan-African technology company has partnered with 4PX, a Chinese global logistics company, to enable it to expand in Africa by utilizing Jumia’s last-mile capabilities. 4PX Express will leverage Jumia’s last-mile capabilities on the continent with deliveries first starting in Nigeria before gradually being expanded to Kenya, Egypt and Morocco over the coming months. The announcement comes…

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UPS partners with Jumia to expand its logistics services across Africa

AFRICA – Global logistics and package delivery company, UPS has partnered with Jumia, a pan-African marketplace to expand its logistics services in Africa. UPS will leverage Jumia’s network across Africa to grow its reach in the continent, following a new partnership announced today that gives it access to the e-commerce firm’s last-mile delivery infrastructure. The firm’s customers can pick up…

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Jumia launches new Tech Center to provide new opportunities for youth

EGYPT – Jumia, an e-commerce leader in Egypt, has announced the official launch of the new Tech Center in Alexandria Governorate, based on its strategy to provide new tech opportunities for youth and further expand e-commerce. The Tech Center is the first regional center for technology and software development in the country. This is the second Tech center in Egypt…

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E-commerce platform Jumia appoints Adedamola Giwa as head of JumiaPay Nigeria

NIGERIA – Jumia Nigeria, a pan-African e-commerce platform, has announced the appointment of Adedamola Giwa as the head of JumiaPay Nigeria, the digital payment and fintech platform of the company. Adedamola Giwa, has over 17 years of experience in business leadership, strategy and innovation across leading pan-African banking and fintech groups. “I am overly excited with this appointment and cannot…

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Jumia taps former Britam Commercial Director Betty Mwangi as CEO

KENYA – E-commerce platform Jumia has announced the appointment of Betty Mwangi, as Kenya’s new Chief Executive Officer to take over from former boss Sam Chappatte. The company said Betty will focus on accelerating corporate growth. Betty is an engineer with 20 years of experience in the telecommunications, insurance, and pharmaceutical industries, she previously served as Group Commercial Director for Britam Group…

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Ecommerce platform Jumia partners fintech vaIU to provide new online payment channels

EGYPT – Jumia, an e-commerce platform, JumiaPay the fintech electronic payments platform, and valU the Buy-Now Pay-Later (BNPL) fintech platform in the Middle East and North Africa, have signed agreements to enable valU to become a payment solution via Jumia and JumiaPay. The partnership allows JumiaPay as a payment gateway to manage the payment operations of valU consumers by linking…

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E-Commerce platform Jumia partners Accra-based eco-friendly mobility company SolarTaxi

GHANA – Jumia, an e-Commerce platform, has partnered with Accra-based eco-friendly mobility facilities company SolarTaxi to provide affordable and eco-friendly delivery of online orders to consumers. Jumia said that this comes with a shared vision of ensuring a clean and sustainable environment using renewable energy, coupled with the need to keep consumers safe especially during future waves of COVID-19. Consumers…

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JumiaPay partners National Bank of Egypt to offer financial services

EGYPT – Jumia, a Pan-African eCommerce platform, has partnered with the biggest state-owned bank in Egypt, the National Bank of Egypt (NBE), to offer some financial services via its payment channel and business line, JumiaPay. This partnership comes after the NBE obtained an approval-in-principle from The Central Bank of Egypt (CBE) to engage JumiaPay in processing off-the-platform payments for third-party…

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