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Alex Okosi Leaves ViacomCBS To Head-Up YouTube Africa -Reports

Alex Okosi, the Africa boss of ViacomCBS, has jumped ship and moved to YouTube, according to reports.

This move allegedly left ViacomCBS Networks International Africa (VCN Africa) in a top executive shuffle that has resulted in the promotions of Monde Twala and Craig Peterson as co-General Managers for Africa.

Alex Okosi who is officially leaving VCN Africa at the end of February 2020 has been appointed as Managing Director of Emerging Markets for YouTube’s Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) region from April 2020. Monde Twala and Craig Peterson’s tenure as General Managers at ViacomCBS Africa will begin in March.

Before moving to YouTube, Alex Okosi was a long-serving broadcast executive and held the fort as the Executive Vice President and Managing Director for ViacomCBS Networks International Africa and BET International.

In his new role, Alex Okosi will be responsible for leading YouTube’s business and partnership teams in emerging markets in the EMEA region, including the Middle East, Russia, North Africa and Sub-Saharan Africa.

Alex Okosi will relocate to London and will be reporting to the head of YouTube for EMEA, Cécile Frot-Coutaz.

In a statement, Alex Okosi said that YouTube is a game-changing platform that plays an essential role in people’s lives today through the delivery of dynamic content and innovation.

He added that he is very excited to be joining YouTube and would continue to empower creators and elevate value for viewers and partners across the region.  

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