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Software giant, Andela has announced the appointment of Omowale David-Ashiru as its Nigeria country director.

With this new appointment, Omowale is expected to lead Andela Nigeria team by ensuring that the organisation continues to advance its objectives of developing Africa’s future technology leaders.


Profile of the new Country Director

Omowale is a 1998 First Class graduate of Economics from the University of Ibadan.

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Omowale comes with almost two decades in management consulting and entrepreneurship. She spent 11 years at Accenture, growing to become a seasoned management consultant and certified project manager.

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She was also a Director at Strictly Babies Limited.

Interestingly two of Andela’s country operations are currently run by women.

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Following her appointment, the profile page of the company’s website has been updated to reflect the change as Seni Sulyman, the former country director, is now being designated as the VP, Global Operations. In this new role, he will oversee Andela’s talent recruitment and development, service delivery and African operations across Lagos, Nairobi, and Kampala, driving key decisions and initiatives that affect Andela’s 900+ employees.

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Andela invests in Africa’s most talented software engineers to help companies solve the technical talent shortage and build high-performing distributed engineering teams.


Over the past four years, Andela has identified and hired the top 7% of over 75,000 applicants to work as full-time distributed team members from its tech campuses in Lagos, Nairobi, and Kampala. Leveraging a proven, data-driven approach, Andela builds high-performing engineering teams with Africa’s top developers to help companies build better products, faster.

Andela is being backed by Chan Zuckerberg Initiative, GV, and Spark Capital, Andela is catalysing an interconnected global tech ecosystem.

Fikayo has a degree in computer science with economics from Obafemi Awolowo University. ITIL v3 in IT service management. An alumnus of Daystar Leadership Academy. Prior to joining Nairametrics had stinct in Project management, Telecommunications among others. Also training in Consulting and Investment banking from Edubridge Academy. He has very keen interest in Politics, Agri-business, private equity and global economics. He loves travelling and watching football. You can contact him via fikayo.owoeye@nairametrics.com



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