Sunil Natraj becomes  new Jumia CEO for Nigeria

Sunil Natraj is the new Chief Executive Officer for Nigeria, according to a Jumia announcement. An official statement from the company states that Sunil Natraj’s appointment will take effect on January 1st, 2024.  With effect from December 31, 2023, Massimiliano Spalazzi will step down as CEO and hand the reins over to the new leader of the company.  

The CEO of Jumia Group, Francis Dufay spoke on the exit of Massimiliano Spalazzi and congratulated the new CEO saying, Dufay said “We extend our sincere thanks and wish the best to Massi as he departs our teams following 11 years since the very start of Jumia. We wish the very best for Sunil for this new challenge’’.

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Before taking on the position of CEO for Jumia Ghana, Mr. Sunil Natraj managed the Jumia Express logistics company while serving as Vice President of Sales and Marketing for Jumia, LLC, based in Lagos, Nigeria, when he joined the company in 2022.

Speaking on the appointment, Mr Sunil said, “I’m thrilled I will be leading Jumia in Nigeria, one of our largest markets, and to help transform Africa’s economy through e-commerce. It’s an honour to contribute to Jumia’s success in the country, prioritizing customer satisfaction, secure payments, and strong partnerships. Our dedicated team is key to our future success, and I am confident we will achieve even greater milestones, always earning our customers’ trust.”

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Jumia is an e-commerce platform that has gained significant popularity in Africa. Launched in 2012, it quickly became one of the largest online marketplaces on the continent, offering a wide range of products and services to customers. With a presence in multiple African countries, Jumia has revolutionized the way people shop and has played a crucial role in the growth of e-commerce in Africa.

One key aspect that sets Jumia apart is its commitment to providing convenience and accessibility to its customers. Through its website and mobile app, Jumia allows users to browse and purchase products from the comfort of their own homes. This has been particularly impactful for customers in remote areas of Africa who face barriers to traditional shopping. Additionally, Jumia offers a variety of payment options, including cash on delivery, which caters to customers who do not have access to online banking or credit cards.

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