Sim Shagaya resigned as CEO of eCommerce company, Konga in January 2016, and today, Friday, August 16th, 2019, he joined the Plateau State government as an advisor.
As founder and CEO of one of the most valued eCommerce companies in Nigeria, Shagaya led Konga to a successful showing in the Nigerian eCommerce space, and he oversaw many funding rounds worth a combined sum of $127 million. In 2014, he was named in Forbes’ list of “10 Most Powerful Men in Africa.”
Now, it is expected that the Harvard-educated former military officer will leverage his knowledge of economics and profound understanding of the technology business to help Plateau State revive its economy which has been ravaged and battered by religious and intra-ethnic clashes in recent times.
The ex-Konga CEO took to his Twitter page today saying, “I’m pleased to share that I’ve been invited and accepted to serve as a member of the Economic Advisory Council of the Executive Governor of Plateau State. This is a part of Nigeria that I care deeply about and I hope I can be of significant service”
The news of this followed with multiple congratulations as Nigerians expressed hope that Sim Shagaya will be able to boost the economy of the State, and create awareness about the beauty, climactic condition and abundant food in the State.