• Friday, December 08, 2023
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Truecaller expands in Nigeria, names country manager

Truecaller expands in Nigeria, names country manager

TrueCaller, the global caller ID platform has appointed Ogochukwu Onwuzurike as a country manager for Nigeria and Nicolás Vargas will be heading the business and brand functions in Colombia.

This was made known by Nami Zarringhalam, the chairman of Truecaller, who in a statement introduced the newly appointed country Managers for Nigeria and Colombia.

According to Truecaller, the appointment of new country directors is in its effort to expand growth market operations in Nigeria and Colombia.

Zarringhalam, TrueCaller’s chairman said, “I’m pleased to welcome Ogochukwu and Nicolás to the TrueCaller team. Ogo and Nicolás bring with them a wealth of experience that will greatly benefit our ambitious plans.

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“We have long since wanted to add local expertise and regional knowledge in Nigeria and Colombia and now with Ogo’s and Nicolás’ appointment, I am confident that having feet on the ground will enhance our capabilities further.

“We have clear ambitions to further grow the promising African and Latin American markets, deliver our class-leading caller ID and spam blocking functionality as well as cater to the needs of the diverse businesses that operate in the region.”

Ogochukwu Onwuzurike who now serves as Truecaller’s country manager for Nigeria has previously served as the sales director for Africa at MetaMap, an identity verification service.

She worked as a business development manager for emerging markets at Interswitch. She started her career in the banking industry as an executive trainee at Zenith Bank.

Truecaller was founded by Indians, with a major focus on the Indian market. It now operates out of Stockholm, Sweden.

Over the last few years, the company has been increasing its customer base outside India, recording over 100 million monthly active users outside India during the last quarter.