Jobberman has announced the addition of another female C-Level executive to its team in the person of Rolake Rosiji. Rolake becomes the new Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the company and is taking over from Hilda Kragha.
Jobberman was established in 2009 in Ife when Ope Awoyemi, Lekan Olude and Deji Adewunmi came together to create a platform that would revolutionize the recruitment industry in Nigeria. The three friends intended to help job seekers find jobs and provide a way for companies to advertise job openings to the right people for the job.
The company picked up steam and has grown since then. In the 10 years since it was founded, Jobberman has been acquired by Ringier One Africa Media (ROAM) and has gone ahead to fully acquire another careers platform, NG Careers.
For its next phase of expansion, Rolake will be leading the team to build a market where technology is adopted more than it currently is. She will be working with the Jobberman team to democratise access to the company’s services and tackle youth unemployment and underemployment.
Rolake graduated from the University of Durham with a Bachelor’s degree in Philosophy, Politics ad Economics in 2007. She later bagged a Masters degree in Development Management from the London School of Economics and Political Science.
She started her career with a graduate program at the International Transaction Tax Department in the UK from September 2010 to February 2011. Between 2011 and 2018, Rolake gathered more experience working with 4 different companies in different roles. Coffey hired Rolake as an analyst while PA Consulting Group hired her afterwards as a Consultant Analyst. She later joined the Royal Danish Consulate in Lagos as a Commercial Advisor.
For 3 years, Rolake Rosiji worked with Arla Foods in the corporate strategy and business development sector. In 2018, She joined M-KOPA, an asset financing company that helps people get finance for their everyday essential needs. At M-KOPA where she served for over 2 years as Country Manager in Nigeria, she headed the technology and sales operations for credit-financed smartphones and solar power sets.
Rolake left M-KOPA and has become a part of the Jobberman team since February 1 as the new CEO. She is the first woman to occupy the position.
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