Andela Uganda has got itself a Country Director in the names of Jackie Ochola. An Engineer with a career that spans close to two decades, Jackie will be tasked with overseeing all Andela activities in the country.
When I reached out to Maria Kyamulabye – Andela Uganda’s Community Manager, she confirmed the news.
“We do have an amazing lady leading the next phase of the Uganda office,” Maria wrote to me in an email. In which she also introduced me to Jackie.
This change took place close to a month ago, according to Maria. And looking at Jackie Ochola’s LinkedIn profile, you’ll notice that her career spans Uganda Telecom, Leadcom IS (DRC) and Alcatel-Lucent/Nokia.
“Jackie joined us last month, after an extensive career as an Engineer and a business leader, most recently as the Country Lead for Nokia/Alcatel-Lucent,” Maria wrote.
The company also got a new PR and communications person for the Ugandan office called Gloria Kemigisha. Which implies PR work for the Ugandan office will nolonger be routed through the Kenyan office – where you had to be connected to before. Unless it is something serious.
These scenarios depict a growing company. One that has moved from a handful of employees at The Innovation Village in April 2017 – when they launched – to now 80+ employees and developers. Occupying their three floors on a building along Bukoto Street in Kamwokya.
Perhaps these are the things you do when you have just raised US $40 Million.