Alistair Mokoena has been appointed as the new country head of Google South Africa.
Mokoena will take up his new post in April 2020 and will oversee the commercial business for Google South Africa, the company said in a statement on Friday (17 January).
Prior to serving as CEO, Mokoena was managing director of Ogilvy South Africa, having also worked at Absa, SAB, Tiger Brands, Unilever and Mondelez over the course of his career.
He holds an LLB from Rhodes University, an MBA from MANCOSA and is working towards a PhD from the North-West University School of Business, due for completion this year
He is the chairperson on the board of the Interactive Advertising Bureau (IAB) South Africa and was recently appointed Professor of Practice by the Johannesburg Business School.
“The digital economy presents many challenges and opportunities – particularly in developing markets like South Africa’s,” said Mokoena on his appointment.
“Technology is mainstream and the online, digital world is no longer a challenger to the offline world. I am looking forward to joining Google South Africa, which is well-positioned to help South African organisations navigate a rapidly changing landscape as the online and offline worlds converge.”