Meet the Head of Facebook's first African office

This week it was revealed that she has been hired to head Facebook’s new Johannesburg office in Melrose Arch — the social media giant's first in Africa.

Nunu Ntshingila was Chairman of South Africa's largest ad agency before becoming Head of Facebook Africa

South African Nunu Ntshingila rose through the ranks and worked her way to become one of the world’s most powerful women in advertising.

This week it was revealed that she has been hired to head Facebook’s new Johannesburg office in MelroseArch — the social media giant's first in Africa.

It’s one of the biggest jobs in technology, and will make Ntshingila a pioneer of sorts. Facebook is looking to Africa, and its huge mobile markets, for its next billion subscribers.

But more importantly, Facebook is looking to Africa for advertisers, which generates most of the social networks revenue.

Sources say Facebook has been winning friends and influencing people by offering free Internet in 13 of the world’s developing countries, including six in Africa.

But right now, the spotlight is on Nunu Ntshingila, the new head — and face — of Facebook Africa.

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