Jumia Appoints Female CEO ‘Diana Owusu-Kyereko’ for Its Ghanaian Arm

Jumia Group yesterday announced the appointment of Diana Owusu-Kyereko as the Chief Executive Officer of its Ghanaian subsidiary, succeeding Ore Odusanya, who had been the country’s director since 2016. The appointment of Diana Owusu-Kyereko further reinforces Jumia’s claim that 40% of their leadership positions are held by women.

About Diana Owusu-Kyereko

Diana Owusu-Kyereko graduate from the University of Leeds with a Bachelor of Arts degree in German and Social Sciences. She then obtained her Master’s degree in Management, Organisations, and Governance, Business Administration and Management from the London School of Economics and Political Science.

Diana began working as an underwriting intern for Alliaz Reinsurance in Munich, Germany. She worked with the company from 2008 to 2011 before she moved on to Wimdu. At Wimdu, Diana worked as a business development manager from 2011 to 2012. She was part of the growth process for the Rocket Internet-backed startup. From her managerial position, Diana switched over to Ringier Ghana, where she worked as a General Manager for eleven months.

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From November 2015, Diana started working with the Jumia Group. She began as the Mobile and Tablets Manager for Jumia Nigeria headquartered in Lagos. She worked in this role until December 2015 when she was promoted. Diana Owusu-Kyereko became the director of Mobile and Tablet for Jumia Africa and she functioned in this role until May 2017 when she was reassigned.

In June of the same year, she began work as the Chief Commercial Officer for Jumia Kenya. She worked in the role until January 2020 when she was promoted to head the Ghanaian team as the Chief Executive Officer of Jumia Ghana.

Jumia began its operations in Ghana in 2013, a year after it launched in Nigeria, and is now present in 14 African countries. The online marketplace seems to further prove its gender parity plan with its top leadership position in Nigeria — CEO — being occupied by a female, Juliet Anammah. With the appointment Diana Owusu-Kyereko as head of Jumia Ghana, positive results are highly anticipated form the Ghanaian female CEO.

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