Global communication platform Truecaller has announced the appointment of Ogochukwu Onwuzurike as its Country Manager in Nigeria. This significant move was revealed in a statement issued from Lagos State.
As Country Manager, Onwuzurike will be responsible for overseeing Truecaller’s go-to-market strategy and managing the entire expansion process of the platform within Nigeria. Her role will also involve negotiation and collaboration with vendors, service providers, and local businesses to promote Truecaller and establish it as a household name in Nigeria.
The statement highlighted Onwuzurike’s impressive background, with over a decade of experience spanning various industries, including banking, payments, fintech, and SaaS. She has worked with renowned organizations such as GlaxoSmithKline, Philip Morris International, Interswitch, and MetaMap. Onwuzurike holds a degree in Communications from the University of Nigeria, Nsukka, and a Post Graduate Diploma in Digital Business from the Emeritus Institute of Management.
Speaking about her new role, Onwuzurike expressed her enthusiasm for joining Truecaller. She emphasized the importance of building trust, privacy, and safety infrastructure in the digital age, especially in the African context. She views Truecaller’s mission of creating safe digital and communication spaces as a pivotal step towards a prosperous Africa and is inspired to be part of this transformative journey.
Nami Zarringhalam, Chairman and Chief Strategy Officer at Truecaller, praised Onwuzurike’s extensive experience and welcomed her addition to the team. He noted that the company sought to enhance its local expertise and regional knowledge in Nigeria, recognizing the country’s importance in its growth strategy.
Truecaller has been witnessing increased growth in regions like Africa, Latin America, and parts of Southeast Asia in 2023. With more than 100 million users outside India, the platform aims to strengthen its presence in specific markets like Nigeria by recruiting top talent to further accelerate its organic growth. This appointment is a significant step in achieving that goal.
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