JUMIA, one of the leading online retailers in Nigeria announces its new CEOs; Nicolas Martin and Jérémy Doutté. They will replace former Managing Directors, Tunde Kehinde and Raphael Afaedor, who decided to leave JUMIA Nigeria to start their own businesses according to reports from JUMIA Nigeria.
The press report made available to us further states: “JUMIA had a very successful 2013, from launching the leading e-commerce app in Africa to building our e-commerce campus in West Africa. We have to say a big thank you to everyone who has contributed to this. Especially to Tunde Kehinde and Raphael Afaedor, for their achievements with JUMIA Nigeria. They’ve made a great impact on our development and we wish them all the best” Sacha Poignonnec, Co-CEO Africa Internet Holding (AIH)
Raphael Afaedor and Tunde Kehinde were also a part of the Co-Founders team,which set up JUMIA together with the AIH in 2012. Last year, JUMIA was the first African company to win a World Retail Award as “The Best New Retail Launch of the Year”. Further to this, MTN and Millicom announced its investments into AIH.
Raphael Afeador, former Managing Director of JUMIA: “JUMIA was an exciting one and a half year journey for us. We are extremely proud of JUMIA and wish all the best to the company and all the people here. E-commerce in Nigeria is growing very fast and is an exciting industry to be involved in.”
Bidding farewell to the JUMIA team, Tunde Kehinde, former Managing Director of JUMIA: “As we move on to start our own businesses, we owe a lot to every member of the team, together we made history, together we have built Nigeria’s first and biggest online retailer; a fate we never would have achieved without you. Let us urge you to continue to hold the values of looking after and satisfying every customer, supplier, and the people around you. There is no doubt we are building a great team of entrepreneurs that will leave a huge mark on this nation’s history”.