Joe Falter appointed CEO of Jumia Travel

Accra, Jumia Travel has announced the appointment of a new Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Mr Joe Falter, to succeed Paul Midy who has exited the top post to take a different position in the larger Jumia Group.

Mr. Falter, who is also the Founder and CEO of Jumia Travel’s sister company Jumia Food, assumes the role as part of efforts outlined to further bolster the company’s operations.

In a statement issued by Jumia, Mr Falter stated: I could not be more excited to join this dynamic team which is revolutionizing the way that people travel in Africa and beyond.

With by far the biggest hotel inventory and market leading innovations, Jumia Travel is a clear leader in travel, tourism and hospitality, and I am thrilled to be leading the business forward.

Having worked previously as a management consultant at McKinsey in London, and with a track record of scaling companies in Europe and Africa, Mr Falter brings with him a unique shift in strategic management that will help capitalize on emerging business opportunities.

He noted that Jumia Travel had grown exponentially in the last two years, adding that the immediate objective was to continue the rapid growth trajectory, while further strengthening its offering to customers and hoteliers.

Our 30,000 hotel partners in Africa and hundreds of thousands of customers will be treated to exciting new developments online and offline, he said.

Jumia Co-Founder, Sacha Poignonnec, expressed confidence in Mr Falter saying: I am confident that Joe is the right leader to accelerate Jumia Travel to become the only preferred travel agency in Africa and beyond.

Source: Ghana News Agency