Ex-Konga executive, Celestine Omin joins Andela as Senior Technical Assistant

According to TECHPOINT, Celestine Omin, a former software executive at Konga, officially announced his exit from Konga to join Andela today.

Indeed, Omin had hinted this in an earlier blogpost, albeit cryptically — he never mentioned where he was leaving Konga to. Today’s blog post finally cleared the air.

“Today marks the beginning of a new chapter in my life”, he said, ” a new opportunity, a fresh start. Today, I become an Andelan. I’m excited about the future, I can’t wait to see what it brings.

Omin was a founding team member of Konga — from when the startup launched in 2012 from a small room, until it grew beyond running a 24-hour warehouse.

This year has seen its fair share of Konga exits . Former VP Marketing and Creative, Gabriel Gab-Umoden left in March to join Surbuban. JR Kanu was former VP Business Development. He headed the 32-man Kongapay team before quitting in July to found Reach. Finally, founder Sim Shagaya resigned from his CEO role in January. He however remains on the board of Konga.

In light of these, Celestine Omin’s exit does not necessarily come as a surprise. Omin joins Andela in the capacity of Senior Technical Assistant, which will have him in direct contact with Andela clients, among other things.



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