Facebook has appointed Jane Egerton-Idehen as its Head of Sales Middle East and Africa effective February 15, 2021.
Mrs. Egerton-Idehen, who comes to the role with vast managerial experience spanning companies such as Ericsson, Avanti among others, will be based in Dublin, Ireland.
Until her move to Facebook, she served as the Country Manager and Regional Sales Director for Avanti Communications Group where, among other things, she contributed to helping the company achieve its set objectives, maximizing regional contribution through exploiting sales and aggressively but judiciously managing operational costs.
Mrs. Egerton-Idehen, who is a telecommunications executive, also spent time in Ghana where she was the Key Account Manager for Ericsson.
Commenting on her move in a post on social media, Mrs. Egerton-Idehen said: “I really want to share this good news with you because I know a lot of us have been seriously challenged this past year due to the global pandemic.
I hope my story can inspire you to keep dreaming, and aspiring with all the changes happening in the world today. I am looking forward to an awesome journey working with an amazing team as we build communities and create impact!”
Recently she was celebrated as one of Nigeria’s “50 Leading Ladies in Corporate Nigeria” by Leading Ladies Africa. She has an MBA from the University of Warwick and an Executive Education from Havard Business School.
She is also the author of ‘Be Fearless’ which draws from her over 15 years of experience as a telecommunication executive in West Africa to help women build lasting careers, especially in the male-dominated STEM industries.