Jumia Group has announced the replacement of Juliet Anammah as the Jumia Nigeria Chief Executive Officer (CEO).
The Jumia Group’s co-CEO and co-founder, Jeremy Hodara made the announcement that Massimiliano Spalazzi will be the new Jumia Nigeria Chief Executive Officier.
Hodara noted while Sharing the company’s vision for the year 2020 in a press conference on Wednesday that Spalazzi had served as CEO for Jumia Emerging Countries between January 2015 – January 2019 and CEO Jumia market from January 2015 – September 2017.
Hodara says this appointment is a sign of the growth that comes with working for a company like Jumia and expects more of such promotions from within the company.
Jumia’s co-CEO also envisages growth and profitability in the new year, a scenario he believes will be made possible by incentivising the usage of the platform and increased use of JumiaPay.
Speaking on the challenges experienced in 2019, Hodara stated that Jumia has grown stronger.
In his words, “we tried many opportunities and strategies. We take a lot of time to invest in lot of things we do. Challenges are the ability to grow new talents and sustain the business.
“Jumia is not positioned to be the only e-commerce company but to be the best in the space. Jumia is pledging to continuously improve so as to satisfy our customers and explore the ecommerce potentials. We are here to stay”, he said.
With the new appointment, Jumia Nigeria’s former CEO, Juliet Anammah assumes the role of chairwoman of Jumia Nigeria and the Head of institutional affairs across Africa.
As Chairwoman of Jumia Nigeria, Anammah explains that she will be supporting Spalazzi for the smooth running of Jumia Nigeria no longer be fully involved in the day to day activities of Jumia Nigeria.
As part of the vision for 2020, Spalazzi says the company will keep looking to make goods more affordable for consumers, foster faster deliveries with Jumia x-press, and concentrate more in the delivery of fast-moving consumer goods (FMCGS) and essential commodities.