Facebook gets a new boss
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