ROAM Senegal announces a new appointment of leadership. Mr Steve Amara has joined the business on 10th June 2019, appointed as the company’s Chief Executive Officer, responsible for the growth and operations for the company.
Mr Amara previously was an executive of Afrimalin Group, a group of classifieds platforms focused on French-Speaking Sub-Saharan Africa. He successively held the positions of Head of Product of Kerawa.com in Cameroon, helping the company reach 1M monthly traffic, then CEO of Leportail.ci in Côte d’Ivoire where he helped the team to achieve 4X revenue growth.
ROAM Senegal encompasses Expat-Dakar.com and MaMaison.sn. Expat-Dakar.com is Senegal’s No.1 Horizontals Classifieds platform, bringing together sellers of all types of goods with willing buyers, in a safe and secure online environment. With more than 300,000 users each month, the platform is in the forefront of the digital revolution. MaMaison.sn is the top real estate portal in the country, transforming how agents, developers as well as buyers and renters of properties conduct their business. Through its deep understanding of the market and the formation of partnerships with key stakeholders, MaMaison.sn has doubled its growth in clients over the last year. Expat-Dakar and MaMaison are part of the ROAM Group, the largest and leading classifieds and online marketplaces company across SubSahara.
Clemens Weitz, CEO of ROAM comments on the appointment: “ExpatDakar.com and Mamaison.sn have become household names making a real difference in today’s fast-growing online community. Steve brings great industry and regional knowledge that will go a long way. We wish him great success.”
Steve Amara comments on his appointment: “I am excited to join such a talented group of people committed to connecting Africans to opportunities. Senegal is a deep and digital-savvy market, which makes it a great challenge. With our amazing team, I look forward to delivering even greater value to our users and strengthening ROAM’s position as the country leader.”
The ROAM Group (“Ringier One Africa Media”), is a group of companies that combines the leading digital classifieds group in Sub Saharan Africa. Unified by its mission to connect Africans to opportunities and be Africa’s most user-centric marketplace company, it operates across eight Sub Saharan countries, namely Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, Ethiopia, Senegal, Ghana and Nigeria.