Amazon is a multinational technology company based in the United States that specializes in e-commerce, cloud computing, digital streaming, and artificial intelligence.
Amazon is one of the multinational companies that hires Nigerians and recently posted job vacancies for persons willingly to relocate to US or Canada.
Nigerians are without a doubt very hardworking and ambitious. This is evident from the people selected by the President of United States of America, the recognition received and the first woman and first African to ever lead the World Trade Organization (WTO), Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala.
The Herald has compiled below a list of Nigerians working and making waves at one of the biggest multinational tech companies, Amazon.
Here are 10 Nigerian who are currently working for Amazon
With a Masters of Business Administration (MBA) from Harvard, Adebodun Aina is a Pathways Senior Operative Manager at Amazon.
Prior to joining Amazon, Adebodun was a Business Analyst at McKinsey, where he worked on improving a primary health client’s vaccine supply chain to reduce the spread of diseases like polio and led the development of a tax revenue generation strategy for one of Africa’s most populous countries.
Adebodun also oversaw the materials management strategy for a public power plan project, as well as a channel revenue growth transformation for a multinational telecommunications company. Across industries, he developed and implemented numerous operational effectiveness strategies.
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Amazon’s Employee Relations & HR Compliance Manager is Oluwanifemi Odeyinde.
Oluwanifemi has over nine years of experience as a human resource executive, working with a variety of organizations in the Middle East and Africa.
She has extensive experience in the Fast Moving Consumer Goods (FMCG), pharmaceutical, and shipping industries, having worked for Johnson & Johnson, Procter & Gamble, and Hapag-Lloyd AG.
Oluwanifemi holds a bachelor’s degree in geography as well as an Masters of Business Administration (MBA) from Obafemi Awolowo University in Ile-Ife, Osun State.
Felix Ekwueme is an Amazon Product Management Lead who was born in Nigeria but is now an American citizen. His journey has taken him to IBM, where he built IBM’s Marketplace product, and to the US Army Reserves.
He has also served as chief product officer for ICE Commercial Power, where he developed an analytics-driven solar energy solution that Microsoft and General Electric now use.
Olufunbi Falayi, a graduate of Obafemi Awolowo University, has worked with well-known companies such as Google and is the co-founder of Klump.
He is currently an Amazon Payments Products Senior Product Manager.
Olufunbi has also worked with venture capital firms such as Savannah Fund and incubators/accelerators such as Passion Incubator, and he is a Partner at Yellowwood Capital.
Ijeoma Uhuegbulem, a law graduate from the University of Lagos in Lagos State, is a Senior Supply Chain Analyst at Amazon based in Luxembourg, Germany.
She was born and raised in Port Harcourt, Rivers State, and worked as a lawyer for a year before discovering a passion for data and changing her career path.
She moved from Pentagon Partners, a law firm in Lagos, to BAM Technology, a Blockchain Solution provider, where she worked as a business analyst.
She also worked as a technical documentation officer at Sterling Bank.
Ijeoma graduated from Emylon Business School in France with an MSC in Digital Marketing and Data Science and has been with Amazon since October 2021.
Emmanuel works for Amazon as a military sourcing specialist. With over five years of recruitment experience, what the Babcock University graduate does at the FAANG company is essentially recruit military veterans for roles at Amazon.
He has held positions as Head of Recruitment at Jiji, Recruitment Specialist at Productive People Ltd, and Recruitment Analyst at Platinum Careers.
Diepiriye “Piriye” Anga, who was born in Nigeria, has been working as a Corporate Counsel at Amazon since May 2021.
She has worked for prestigious law firms such as Aluko and Oyebode and Arnold & Porter Kaye Scholer LLP in New York.
She has also worked with Amnesty International and was part of a team that assisted in getting a prisoner’s life sentence commuted by President Barack Obama in 2017.
Uthman Adebanjo is an Amazon Web Services (AWS) Cloud Support Engineer (Analytics) based in Cape Town, South Africa.
He is a business intelligence and ETL solution expert with more than 9 years of experience in database administration, data analysis, scripting, and reporting, as well as query optimization.
The University of Lagos graduate worked at GTBank for nine years, progressing from Graduate Trainee to Data Engineer before leaving to work at Amazon.
Adeyemi Adetuwo is a Cloud Security Engineer at Amazon Web Services.
He graduated from Ghana’s Ashesi University and has worked as an Information Security Analyst for Firstbank, Stanbic IBTC, and Reliance Infosystems.
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