The Kenya-based Copia Africa Series is back, and this time, a lot more people will be involved in the event. This year, it will be held at the Nairobi National Museum on September 22. It will be a day of information sharing and networking opportunities. In fact, we will be featuring a series of talks by a variety of speakers on topics ranging from security and privacy to Internet of Things.
Caren Robb will be the new Global Chief Financial Officer
Copia Global, an online B2C eCommerce platform for middle-income African consumers, recently appointed Caren Robb as its global Chief Financial Officer. She has previously worked with Standard Chartered, Letshego, Finca and Jumo. With 18 years of experience in the financial services industry, Robb will bring her expertise in risk management, digital, treasury, and regulatory compliance to her new role. Additionally, she is the winner of the 2014 Rising Star Financial Services Industry Award.
The company is currently serving 1.9 million customers in Kenya and Uganda. As part of its expansion strategy, Copia is also developing its manufacturing capabilities, doubling its production of its own branded sugar and adding a new unit that will help it produce affordable rice. Currently, Copia serves over 4,000 products to the Kenyan market. Earlier this year, the company raised USD 50 million in Series C. In addition, it has onboarded Buhle Goslar, CEO of Jumo, as a board member.
Other recent appointments include Mike King as the company’s Chief Technology Officer and Dominic Dimba as its Managing Director for East Africa. Both have extensive experience working with retail systems vendors and large retailers across Europe and Africa. These new leadership positions will focus on the company’s expansion and technology initiatives.
Mike King will be the new Chief Technology Officer
Copia Global is a fast-growing B2C e-Commerce platform in East Africa. With over 1.9 million customers in Kenya and Uganda, Copia offers a wide range of commodities at low prices. It recently launched a new manufacturing unit, which will allow the company to double its supply of own branded sugar. Moreover, Copia has diversified into financial services and products.
Copia Global has also made a number of executive appointments. They include Dominic Dimba, who has been appointed as Managing Director for East Africa. He will oversee the company’s Kenyan and Ugandan businesses. Additionally, Caren Robb has been named as the new Global Chief Financial Officer. She has 20 years of experience in the fields of finance, corporate affairs, and risk management. Her previous roles include work with Jumo, Standard Chartered, and Woolworths.
Aside from this, Mike King has been named as the new Chief Technology Officer. King has a wealth of experience in building specialised technology solutions for retailers. His previous roles include working with retail systems vendors and large European retailers. As the new CCTO, he will help lead the transformation of Copia’s technology and ensure its growth. In addition, he will be responsible for driving profitability through margin optimization and growth.
Dominic Dimba will be the Managing Director of East Africa
Copia Africa is an e-commerce platform that serves the East African market, providing quality products at affordable prices. It recently launched a new manufacturing unit and expanded its private label offering. This move has helped the company double its sugar supply and also launch affordable rice for the Kenyan market. Currently, the company is serving over 1.9 million customers in Kenya and Uganda.
The company has made several leadership appointments. They include Dominic Dimba, who will serve as the Managing Director of East Africa. Prior to this, he was the Chief Financial Officer of the Kenya division. He attended Said Business School in Oxford and was previously Head of Strategic Planning at Unga Group Ltd. His role will involve driving unit cost optimization, margin improvement and growth.
In addition to Dimba, Copia has also onboarded Mike King as the company’s Chief Technology Officer. He has extensive experience in building specialised technology solutions for retail. His previous roles include working with retail systems vendors and large retailers in Europe. Additionally, he has spent twenty years in business development and strategic roles.
Earlier this year, the company raised USD 50 million in a Series C round of funding. The money will be used to expand the business in Kenya and Uganda, while providing quality products at affordable prices.