YouTube has announced the appointment of Alex Okosi as its managing director of emerging markets in Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA).
Okosi will be responsible for running YouTube’s business and partnership teams across emerging markets in EMEA including Russia, the Middle East, North and Sub-Saharan Africa.
He will be based in YouTube’s London offices and report to the head of YouTube. EMEA, Cécile Frot-Coutaz.
“YouTube is a game-changing platform that plays an increasingly important role in our lives today through the dynamic content and innovation that it delivers,” says Okosi. “I am very excited to be joining Cécile’s leadership team to continue empowering creators and elevating value for viewers and partners across the region.”
Okosi was previously executive vice-president and managing director of Viacom/CBS Networks Africa and BET International.