CEO Business Africa: Former Mastercard Vice President Nile Younis joins Klasha as new chief commercial officer
NIGERIA – Klasha Inc, a technology company transforming cross-border African commerce, has announced the appointment of Nile Younis as Chief Commercial Officer.
The appointment follows Klasha’s recent announcement of a US$4.5 million seed funding round backed by Amex Ventures – its first investment in an African-focused startup – and Global Ventures, a leading MEA-focused venture capital firm.
“We are pleased to announce the appointment of Nile Younis as Chief Commercial Officer at Klasha,” Jess Anuna, Founder and CEO of Klasha, said.
“Nile’s global experience, most recently at Mastercard, will build the commercial infrastructure needed for more international businesses to tap into the African market via Klasha, and provide a seamless cross-border experience for African consumers.
“His wealth of experience will add immediate upstream and downstream value to Klasha as we bullishly scale the business this year.”
Nile will be based in Dubai and in his new role he will develop and execute commercialisation strategy at Klasha, including structuring and growing the organisation to drive essential market adoption of the company’s products and services.
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