Joe Falter Appointed as the New CEO of Jumia Travel

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Lagos, Nigeria, 7th September, 2017: Jumia Travel has announced the appointment of a new Chief Executive Officer, Joe Falter, succeeding Paul Midy who has exited the top post to take a different position in the larger Jumia Group. Falter, who is also the Founder and CEO of Travel’s sister company Jumia Food, assumes the role as part of efforts outlined to further bolster the company’s operations.

Similarly, Omolara Adagunodo has taken over from Kushal Dutta as the Managing Director of Jumia Travel Nigeria.

“I could not be more excited to join this dynamic team which is revolutionising the way that people travel in Africa and beyond. With by far the biggest hotel inventory and market leading innovations, Jumia Travel is a clear leader in travel, tourism and hospitality, and I am thrilled to be leading the business forward,” says Joe.

Previously a management consultant at McKinsey in London, and with a track record of scaling companies in Europe and Africa, Joe brings with him a unique shift in strategic management that will help capitalize on emerging business opportunities.

Commenting on his first move as the new travel company’s boss, Joe ascertains that “Jumia Travel has grown exponentially in the last 2 years and the immediate objective is to continue this rapid growth trajectory while further strengthening our offering to customers and hoteliers. Our 30,000 hotel partners in Africa and hundreds of thousands of customers will be treated to exciting new developments online and offline.”

“I am confident that Joe is the right leader to accelerate Jumia Travel to become the only prefered travel agency in Africa and beyond,” says Jumia Co-Founder Sacha Poignonnec.

Founded in 2013, Jumia Travel has built a track record in ecommerce and technological innovation, becoming the leading online travel agency in Africa. It offers online hotel and flight booking services as well as tailor made packages for its large inventory of customers, both individual and corporate.

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Godwin Okafor is a Financial Journalist, Internet Social Entrepreneur and Founder of Naija247news Media Limited. He has over 16 years experience in financial journalism. His experience cuts across traditional and digital media. He started his journalism career at Business Day, Nigeria and founded Naija247news Media in 2010. Godwin holds a Bachelors degree in Industrial Relations and Personnel Management from the Lagos State University, Ojo, Lagos. He is an alumni of Lagos Business School and a Fellow of the University of Pennsylvania (Wharton Seminar for Business Journalists). Over the years, he has won a number of journalism awards. Godwin is the chairman of Emmerich Resources Limited, the publisher of Naija247news.

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