Nigeria’s eCommerce startup, Konga, has appointed Olusiji Ijogun as its chairman with effect from April 1, 2018. Mr Ijogun was a former top executive of UAC.

Zinox which recently acquired Konga described Ijogun in a statement as a seasoned and widely experienced technocrat with over three decades of top-notch performance in finance and management, in a recent statement.

According to the statement, “His sterling career has seen him hold several top positions including Senior Group Manager, Unilever; Audit Divisional Managing Director, UAC Foods; Group Finance Director, UAC of Nigeria Plc;  and Commercial Director, Lever Egypt. He was appointed to the Board of Honeywell Group where he positioned the group in the foods sector of the fast moving consumer goods segment.
 “Mr. Ijogun holds a B.Sc (Hons.) from the Faculty of Business Administration, University of Lagos. He is a fellow of the Chartered Institute of Cost and Management Accountants UK and Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria. He currently serves as the chairman of Ackmen Nigeria Limited and CEO of Innodel Consulting.”

His expertise includes business consulting, construction, property development and management and until his appointment, and currently serves as the CEO of Innodel Consulting and the Chairman of Ackmen Nigeria Limited.

Since the beginning of this year, Konga has struggled to maintain its market position as one of the leading eCommerce in Nigeria. Thus the takeover by Zinox. Hopefully, with this appointment, the fortunes of Konga will turn around and they will be able to give Jumia-which seem to be flying solo for now-a run for their money.