The former Chief Marketing Officer of Vodafone, Ghana Uche Ofodile, has been appointed by Facebook as its Regional Head, Africa for Express WiFi.

Facebook’s Express WiFi is an initiative that gives mobile device owners in underserved communities access to fast and affordable internet services through partnerships with local internet service providers.

Prior to taking over this position, Uche who has over 20 years of experience was the CEO of Tigo DRC. She has also worked with the Econet Wireless (now Airtel), Nutricima, a joint venture between PZ Cussons, PLC (UK) and Glanbia (Ireland).

Her key role at her new position will be to help expand connectivity to underserved locations in Africa through Wi-Fi.

In a post on her Instagram page announcing her new position, Uche Ofodile who will be based in London, stated that Express Wi-Fi will also work to empower entrepreneurs.

“Today, I’m happy to announce that I am joining Facebook as the Regional Head, Africa for Express Wi-Fi. As a key component of internet.org‘s mission to connect the two-thirds of the world that are not already connected, the goal of Express Wi-Fi is to help expand connectivity to underserved locations around the world through Wi-Fi. Not only do we aim to increase the number of internet users; we also help create and empower local entrepreneurs! I am so proud of the work the team has done so far and we will continue to build on this in Africa. I am super excited to be joining the team.”

She holds a Bachelors degree in Political Science, attended the Columbia Business School- Columbia University, and studied Strategic Management under their Executive Education program.