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Who we are

MallforAfrica is Africa's global e-commerce solution. We provide Africans a platform through which to purchase items directly from international online retailers - companies that, otherwise, would be inaccessible to the African population. Our patent pending app, platform, and payment system give users access to hundreds of US and UK e-commerce retailers and more than 8.5 billion products combined. At MallforAfrica, we are passionate about moving the global digital infrastructure forward.

Our patent-pending platform enables people in Africa to shop directly on foreign e-commerce sites, select whatever item they want, and buy it instantly online through our secure payment system. The item is then shipped directly to their home or can be picked up at any of our local pickup stations within days. Before MallforAfrica, most Africans could not purchase directly from US and European sites. By managing every aspect of the order cycle, we offer our customers a simple, secure, and convenient solution to online shopping from some of the best brands in the world - with new sites added every month.

Currently, MallforAfrica is focused on one of the fastest growing economies in the world - Nigeria. As we continue to grow in Nigeria, we plan on expanding to other African countries.

 

The journey of the order

MallforAfrica optimises your shopping experience and makes shopping delightful for every customer. All you need to do is select whatever items you want, and buy it instantly online through our secure payment system. The item is then shipped to our US/UK warehouse and we ship directly via our trusted courier partners (DHL & RedStar) to your home, or can be picked up at any of our local pickup stations within days.

We are also able to source products that are not found on our APP.  Just give us a call and let us handle the rest.
 

Want to sell on MallforAfrica?

Are you a US or European based e-commerce company? Want to take your store and brand to the next level by tapping into one of the fastest growing markets in the world? If you'd like to be involved in MallforAfrica, please contact us at partners@mallforafrica.com - we look forward to hearing from you.



Products

  • A patent pending platform that allows users to purchase item directly from USA and UK e-commerce sites and have items shipped to them in their respective countries. This product also provides a means for Africans in diaspora to ship to purchase items for friends and families in Africa.
  • Similar to our flagship, this website provides customers with incredible deals on a wide variety of items at over 75% off retail value.
  • Customers can use our auction platform to participate in online auctions and get items up to 80% off retail value.
  • A complete turnkey e-commerce solution that allows regional storeowners the ability to sell items through our platform online. Instantly, they have access to the powerful marketing potential and customer expansion of our network of online shoppers.
 


Managment Team

Chris Folayan - Founder , CEO

Chris has over 19 years of experience in C level roles in marketing, technology development, and acquisition roles in various High-Tech companies, and startups. Prior to developing the MallforAfrica app and platform Chris was the Founder and CEO of OCFX Inc. a globally recognized, award winning Software and Web Design Agency serving clients such as SONY, LSI, Cisco, HP, EPSON, TYCO, US Government, Visa, BestBuy, CapitalOne Finance, EMC and many other companies. Chris managed global relations with clients in over 50 countries and multi-million dollar projects.

Chris graduated from San Jose State University in the heart of the Silicon valley with a BA in Marketing.

 

Tope Folayan - Co-Founder , Co-CEO

Mr. Tope Folayan has over 18 years of experience in the Information and Communications Technology (ICT) sector. Prior to joining MallforAfrica Tope was the CMO & CSO of a regional telecommunications company based in Nigeria. He has worked his way from engineering through management at ICT firms and from startups in Silicon Valley to Fortune 500 companies.  He has a breath of local and international experience from Raytheon and Hitachi in the US to HIP Consulting in Africa where he served clients such and the Nigerian government and the MTN group in South Africa.

Tope is a graduate of the Kellogg School of Management holding an MBA and Masters of Engineering Management (MEM) degree. Tope also attended Stanford University where he received a BS in Mechanical Engineering.

 

Christine Wigham - Global Operations Head

Prior to becoming the Global Operations Head, Christine successfully served the CCVRE  for over 23 years. Her experience is vast managing more than $150 Million Dollars in transactions throughout her career. Christine has been with Mall for Africa from conception where she has been an essential part of building the company’s site and operations. Christine oversees the daily functions for both United States and United Kingdom locations. She is accountable for Order Processing, Receiving/Shipping Logistics and Customer Service Coordination amongst all Countries.

Christine received her Bachelor of Science Degree  and Business Administration Degree from California State University, Stanislaus. 

 

Kunle Oguneye - Country Manger, CM Nigeria

Mr. Kunle Oguneye was the Director of Marketplace at Konga.com, one of Africa’s largest eCommerce websites.  Prior to working at Konga, Kunle has had over 18 years experience working in Fortune 500 and early stage companies alike.  He has worked for companies such as AT&T, Principal Financial Group, LogicTree and Grameen Foundation.  His experience spans several years in the United States and other African countries such as Ghana and Kenya.  


Kunle holds an MBA from Drake University with a B.S. in Electrical Engineering from Valpariaso University.  He is also an award-winning author of the children’s book, Sikulu and Harambe by the Zambezi River

 


Contact MallforAfrica
If you have any questions or want to learn more about MallforAfrica, feel free to visit our FAQ or send us a message at our contact page.  Let’s make the digital economy truly global.
 
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