We announced it here yesterday that Ringier African Group, a joint venture between Swiss Ringier Africa AG and South African Silvertree Internet Holdings Ltd. has acquired Nigerian online shopping startup DealDey for an undisclosed amount and also that one of the startup Co-MDs, Kehinde Oriola would continue as the company’s CEO while Etop Ikpe the other Co-MD will move on to other ventures. However, this sparked concerns amongst some e-commerce enthusiasts as to what really happened, and why one of the Co-MDs is staying and the other is moving on to other ventures.
Today though, we bring you an exclusive news that will put your concerns to rest, the present Marketplace Director at Konga, Kunle Oguneye will be leaving the company at the end of this month after spending over 2 years with the online platform and Etop Ikpe, former Co-Managing Director DealDey will be joining Nigeria’s Largest Online Mall, Konga as the Director Marketplace Place Operations WEF1 starting from April 2016.
Etop Ikpe is a veteran e-commerce entrepreneur with experience in mobile communications technology and marketing. Etop launched the first Black Friday campaign in DealDey which actually saw the company’s revenue grow in a geometric progression that year, His innovative ideas has birthed different enterprise within the organization like the promohub and lyf.ng
He founded the first online fashion store in Nigeria, 3 stitches in 2008. In 2012, He became the Vice President DealDey after the online shopping and daily deals site acquired 3 stitches and shortly after, in 2013, He became the Chief Operating Officer of DealDey and Co-MD DealDey 2014.
We wish Etop Ikpe Good Luck in his new career!
Photo Credit: Techcabal & DealDey