Jean Jacques Maïkere is Kaymu Kenya’s new Country Manager. Jean-Jacques is taking over from Aleeda Fazal, and has deep experience in ecommerce from his past experience in West Africa as Country Manager for Jumia.
JJ as he prefers to be called, has a Master’s degree in Business Engineering at Solvay Brussels School of Economics and Management. Prior to working for Jumia, JJ worked at Ernst & Young Luxembourg as a financial auditor. He is also a co-founder of Solvay Africa Business Association Club in Brussels, and has also worked for Thomson Reuters as analyst among other high-tech experiences.
“I am excited to work for Kaymu Kenya, a fast growing e commerce site that has helped so many entrepreneurs make a livelihood and also provided vast selections and deals for customers.I look forward to steering the team to greater heights” He said. JJ also showed appreciation for Aleeda Fazal who moved to explore entrepreneurial opportunities outside of Kaymu. “I also would like to thank Aleeda Fazal for bringing Kaymu this far for the past year.”
JJ has zeal and passion for the ecommerce industry and hopes to improve the customer experience and build a stronger brand.
Kaymu is the largest and safest online marketplace in Africa, where buyers and sellers meet to exchange everything from Fashion to Phones. Launched in various African countries, Kaymu’s vision is to offer both customers and sellers a shopping experience that is convenient, safe and second to none. The Company is part of Africa Internet Holding, a global and leading incubator of startups specialized in e-commerce. Kaymu Kenya is a venture of the Africa Internet Group (AIG), which supports some of the leading internet companies in the African region. Founded by Rocket Internet, the AIG’s mission is to promote innovation and entrepreneurship throughout Kenya and Africa at large, and to support the development of a vibrant online culture. AIG’s network currently consists of 10 companies, which are operating in 15 countries.
Africa Internet Holding is the leading internet group of Africa with already over 1,000 employees in 20 African countries and huge successes such as Jumia, Hellofood, Lamudi, Carmudi, EasyTaxi and Jovago. It is led by top talented leaders offering a great mix of local and international talents and is backed by Millicom, MTN and Rocket Internet.