Ron Kawamara has been appointed the chief executive officer for Jumia Uganda, according to a press statement released on Thursday. The position of CEO fell vacant after Ham Namakajjo left the company early this year to engage in other activities.
Kawamara has been serving as the managing director for Jumia Food, East Africa, a position he was posted to in June 2017.
In the press statement, Massimiliano Spalazzi, who is also a Jumia chief executive, said that the e-commerce company believes Ron Kawamara will play a critical role in achieving the company’s vision, considering his vast experience in the industry.
“After a thorough and thoughtful search process, we are thrilled to have Ron take on the CEO role. Ron brings a stellar leadership reputation, a wealth of consumer experience, and a lifelong passion for eCommerce to Jumia – all of which are critical ingredients in the continued evolution of our company,” he said.
Before being appointed Jumia Food East Africa head, Kawamara served as the country(Uganda) director for Jumia Food for a year. He had previously headed Hello Food between May 2014 to June 2016. Hello Food was later named Jumia Food.
Meanwhile, Jumia is soon unveiling their Black Friday campaign, a massive sales event that will run from November 16th to December 7th, 2018