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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 patented 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 patented 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 the fastest growing economies in Africa - Nigeria, Ghana, and Kenya. We plan on expanding to other African countries.

 

The journey of the order

MallforAfrica optimizes 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 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 patented 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.
  • A complete turnkey e-commerce solution that allows regional store owners 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.
 


Management Team


Chris Folayan - Founder , CEO

Chris has over 22 years of experience in C level roles in marketing, technology development, and acquisition roles in various USA based 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.

 

Robert Gorton – CCO

Robert has over 18 years experience in the Internet sector, both operationally as an online company founder and also as a venture capitalist. Robert founded the Internet’s first dedicated fashion search engine in 2007 and in 2011, he launched the UK's first online personalised fashion sales service, which remains the UK’s market leader. The businesses were acquired in August 2016 by one of the world’s largest media companies. Previously Robert was a venture capitalist for over six years at a top performing IT, Internet and media fund in London, which achieved a top decile investment performance.

Robert also worked for several years in corporate finance in an M&A team in the London office of KPMG. Robert is a qualified Chartered Accountant and a member of the Securities Institute.

 

John Bish – CFO

John qualified as a Chartered Management Accountant after training with Jaguar Rover Triumph Cars. He was also a prize winner in his MBA class at Ohio University, USA. John has worked internationally in senior finance roles with both Colgate Palmolive and DHL. Internationally with DHL, He was corporate controller and then CFO of the Danzas Group through its integration to become DHL Global Forwarding, before becoming European Accounting Director for Deutsche Post and subsequently CFO of DHL Freight. In the UK he was finance director with Wincanton Logistics and CFO of the Williams Lea Group during their integration into Deutsche Post. After leaving Williams Lea, John joined a Belgium e-commerce package forwarding start-up - Borderlinx - as CFO through a period of fast growth and the raising of 16 million Euro of investments.

Most recently, he worked in West Africa with owner entrepreneurs as COO managing business turnarounds and large scale investment projects.  Since May 2016 he was a partner in an investment fund working with entrepreneurs and finding solutions to fund and build their businesses.

 

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. 


 


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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