Remember Facebook’s Express WiFi — an initiative that gives mobile device owners in underserved communities access to fast and affordable internet services through partnerships with local internet service providers? It just got itself a new Regional head, Uche Ofodile has been appointed by Facebook as its Regional Head, Africa for Express Wi-Fi.
Prior to this, Uche, who has over 20 years of experience was associated with Tigo’s DRC office as the CEO, and before that, Vodafone Ghana as the Chief Marketing Officer. She has also worked with the Nigerian office of Econet Wireless (now Airtel), Nutricima, a joint venture between PZ Cussons, PLC. (UK) and Glanbia (Ireland) serving Nigeria, Ghana, and Kenya
Her key role will be to help expand connectivity to underserved locations in Africa through Wi-Fi. According to her Facebook page:
Today, I’m happy to announce that I am joining Facebook as the Regional Head, Africa for Express Wi-Fi. As a key component of internet.org‘s mission to connect the two-thirds of the world that are not already connected, the goal of Express Wi-Fi is to help expand connectivity to underserved locations around the world through Wi-Fi. Not only do we aim to increase the number of internet users; we also help create and empower local entrepreneurs! I am so proud of the work the team has done so far and we will continue to build on this in Africa. I am super excited to be joining the team.
She holds a Bachelors degree in Political Science, attended the Columbia Business School- Columbia University, and studied Strategic Management under their Executive Education program.
Congratulations on your appointment, Uche.