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Vinod Goel Replaces Ron Kawamara as New Jumia Uganda CEO

According to an official statement, Kawamra "is leaving to pursue a big impact opportunity that has presented itself."
posted onNovember 11, 2022

Jumia on Friday announced the appointment of Vinod Goel as Uganda’s new chief executive officer.

He replaces Ron Kawamara, who has been in the position since October 2018.

According to an official statement, Kawamara "is leaving to pursue a big impact opportunity that has presented itself."

"Vinod will focus on making Jumia sharper and faster to delight more and more customers with their needs," reads the statement.

He will work closely with partners and vendors to make Jumia their most preferred sales channel, according to the statement.

Vinod joined Jumia 18 months back as Head of Fulfillment overseeing operations across all Jumia markets.

He played a pivotal role in making Jumia Express faster, cheaper, and double the size in 1.5 years, and also steered the setup of Dark Stores fulfillment operations.

Prior to Jumia, Vinod worked in Strategy, Finance and Supply Chain with Lafarge Group, a French conglomerate, based in Europe, Asia, and Africa.

He has also worked as a software engineer in India earlier in his professional career. Vinod earned a B.S. in Engineering and also holds a dual MBA degree from MDI Gurgaon in India and ESCP Europe in London.

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