Rolake takes over from Hilda Kragha, now Managing Director of ROAM Africa Jobs (Jobberman’s parent company), and will continue the work of establishing Jobberman as the primary platform for job searching, talent acquisition, and transforming workplace productivity across Nigeria, the company said in a press release.
Jobberman’s technology-driven platform, which uses tools such as application tracking, data science for skills, and personality assessment, connects over 1 million job seekers to employers in sub-Saharan Africa. With over a decade of experience in the recruitment industry, Jobberman has built a reputation of trust and strong partnerships with the country’s most coveted employers; matching talented candidates with jobs according to their skillset.
Rolake joins Jobberman with a decade of global experience in strategic leadership and operational excellence. Most recently, she led the technology and sales operations for credit financed smartphones and solar power sets as Country Manager of M-KOPA Nigeria; a connected asset financing company that makes financing for everyday essentials accessible to everyone.
Prior to that, she was Head of Strategy & Business Development for Arla Foods Africa, where she developed distribution and joint venture partnerships across West Africa to rapidly scale up sales and worked in Corporate Strategy roles in Denmark and the USA.
Rolake’s proven track record of business expansion projects, digital and technical transformation, and executing strategic partnerships will be key to her implementation for the growth and development of the brand, Jobberman said.
“Rolake’s expertise, understanding of different markets, and high performance is what makes her the perfect person to anchor the next phase for Jobberman,” said outgoing CEO Hilda.
Rolake took on her role as CEO on February 1st, 2021. Her focus will be to broaden the impact beyond the white-collar space and continue to work closely with Jobberman’s impact partners in tackling youth unemployment in Nigeria, Jobberman said.
“This is a very exciting chapter in my career, and I am delighted to be joining such a passionate and innovative team,” Rolake said on her new role. “Jobberman has built a brand of excellence by using technology to revolutionise the recruitment sector. I look forward to steering the company vision to build a market of greater technology adoption, democratic access, and transparency that will tackle dominant challenges, notably youth unemployment and underemployment.”