TradeDepot appoints Akubuiro as Managing Director for W/Africa
TradeDepot, a B2B eCommerce and embedded finance platform, has appointed Chidi Akubuiro as managing director for West Africa. Akubuiro, whose appointment took effect from May 1, 2022, will lead to further expand the firm’s services across cities in Nigeria and Ghana as well as drive growth across English-speaking West African countries.
A statement by the firm, explained that Akubuiro comes into the role with extensive experience in the Fast-moving consumer goods (FMCG) sector, having spent over a decade leading and delivering commercial success for some of the most in-demand consumer goods brands on the continent.
It said before joining TradeDepot as Commercial Director in July 2020, Akubuiro had previous roles at FMCG manufacturer, Hayat Kimya Nigeria and Coca-Cola Hellenic Bottling Company, where he designed, oversaw and supported the implementation of various sales and growth strategies to drive revenue and meet sales objectives.
This experience, according to the statement, will be leveraged to deepen relationships with stakeholders in the retail sector and drive profitability in TradeDepot’s commercial operations.
According to the Chief Executive Officer and co-founder of TradeDepot, Onyekachi Izukanne, “Akubuiro brings a wealth of experience that will be invaluable on our mission to make life easier for retailers across Africa. In his short time with us, he has made many valuable contributions that have put us in a stronger position to achieve our objectives and I am looking forward to working more closely with him to drive more success and profitability across the board.”
In his remark, Akubuiro said, “TradeDepot has been at the cutting edge of innovation in Africa’s retail space for a long time and I am thrilled by the opportunity to support the delivery of more prosperity across the value chain. Our ecosystem is ripe with opportunities and I am confident that we can continue to deliver the solutions to realise these opportunities.”