Oxford University Press reorganizes it leadership in Africa to drive growth


Oxford University Press (OUP) has announced the reorganization of its leadership in Africa to drive growth for its business in the region.

Fathima Dada, Managing Director of OUP’s Oxford Education Division, announced the promotion of John Mwazemba to the role of Regional Director of Oxford University Press East Africa (OUPEA). In addition to Kenya, John will now oversee OUP’s business in Tanzania, Uganda and Rwanda.

Hanri Pieterse has also been appointed to the new role of MD of OUP’s business in the East and Southern Africa region excluding South Africa. Both roles are effective from 1 April 2019.

Fathima Dada said, “Africa is an important part of the OUP portfolio, and a fast growing region, demographically and economically – I see a good future here for the Press. We need to align to both the growth opportunities and the market conditions in order to make us more responsive and more efficient. John and Hanriare two experienced leaders who I know will be successful in implementing OUP’s strategic vision in our African markets”.

According to the company, the reorganization will better position the company to capitalize on the rapidly changing education industry and improve efficiency of its operations in Africa.

Oxford University Press (OUP) is a department of the University of Oxford. It currently publishes thousands of new publications a year, has offices in around fifty countries, and employs approximately 6,000 people worldwide. Its publishing program includes scholarly works in all academic disciplines, bibles, music, school and college textbooks, children’s books, materials for teaching English as a foreign language, business books, dictionaries and reference books, and academic journals. OUP has been working in education in Africa for 100 years by publishing for local curricula and bringing international standards in publishing.

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