Face­book gets a new boss

CityPress - - Business -

Ev­ery month, 120 mil­lion of us in Africa log on to Face­book.

This week, Nunu Nt­shingila-Njeke be­came our boss. She is now the head of Africa for the world’s most pow­er­ful so­cial net­work­ing site. Nt­shingila-Njeke is in Sil­i­con Val­ley for ori­en­ta­tion into the group, which reached a mile­stone of 1 bil­lion users logged in on a sin­gle day last Tues­day.

Africans use mo­bile phones to ac­cess Face­book and our num­bers grew by 20% be­tween Septem­ber last year and the first quar­ter of this year.

Nt­shingila-Njeke was pre­vi­ously the head of advertisin­g gi­ant Ogilvy & Mather SA and its af­fil­i­ated agen­cies in the rest of Africa – the largest agency on the con­ti­nent.

She loves fam­ily, ar­chi­tec­ture and food.

This week, she said: “It feels like ev­ery­thing I have done to date has led me here. “I am a great ad­mirer of Face­book and am very pas­sion­ate about the role of tech­nol­ogy to foster greater so­cial in­clu­sion for the de­vel­op­ment of the African con­ti­nent.”

– Staff re­porter

Nunu Nt­shingila-Njeke

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