Okosi will assume this role from April and will be based in YouTube’s London office.
YouTube has appointed Alex Okosi as Managing Director of Emerging Markets in Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA).
Okosi’s new remit will include running YouTube’s business and partnership teams across emerging markets in EMEA including Russia, the Middle East, North and Sub-Saharan Africa. He will report to the head of YouTube EMEA, Cécile Frot-Coutaz.
Previously, Okosi was Executive Vice President and Managing Director of Viacom/CBS Networks Africa and BET International.
YouTube said Alex’s appointment will further fuel the development of its creative ecosystem in the EMEA region.
Commenting on his new role, Okosi said: “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. I am very excited to be joining Cecile’s leadership team to continue empowering creators and elevating value for viewers and partners across the region.”