Betty Mwangi has left as Jumia Kenya’s Chief Executive Officer (CEO) just eight months after being appointed late last year.
The e-commerce company has announced that Juan Seco will take over as CEO of Jumia Kenya immediately. Juan has been a member of the Jumia Kenya team since 2015, when he was appointed Chief Financial Officer.
Seco later joined the founding team of JumiaPay, where he currently serves as Chief Operating Officer. Seco was in charge of JumiaPay’s expansion and implementation across Jumia Markets.
He was named Senior Vice President of Consumer Financial Services in 2019, where he is in charge of fintech initiatives and the JumiaPay App, which is now available in eight countries.
Betty’s time at Jumia
Betty, who took over for the long-serving Sam Chappatte, has only been at the helm of Kenya’s e-commerce platform for a short time. Jumia has not disclosed the cause for her sudden departure.
Under her leadership, Jumia Food inked an exclusive agreement with Domino’s to assist the latter in entering the e-commerce market. Jumia Kenya also just celebrated its 10-year anniversary.
Betty was formerly recognized for her work at M-Pesa, where she worked from 2007 to 2016. MCI has recognized her one of the Top 10 most influential women in the mobile telecommunications business, and she was designated one of the Top 20 most powerful African women twice.