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Nunu Ntshingila

Nunu Ntshingila is Facebook’s Head of Africa, with responsibility for leading the team that engages with agencies and brands in Africa to help them make the most of the company’s products including Facebook itself, Instagram and related services.

She is passionate about the role of technology in driving social inclusion in Africa and about Facebook’s mission of creating value for African advertisers and people.

Before joining Facebook, Nunu helped drive the creation of Ogilvy’s network in sub Saharan Africa, which spans some 27 countries. During a long career at Ogilvy & Mather South Africa, Nunu served as Deputy Managing Director and was later promoted to Chief Executive Officer. She later took on an extended role managing the offices in the rest of Sub-Saharan Africa.

A graduate of the University of Swaziland and Morgan State University in the US, Ntshingila has also held senior marketing positions at Nike and the South African Tourism board.

In 2011, Nunu was appointed to the Ogilvy & Mather global board. She has also served on the boards of Transnet, the V&A Waterfront, and Old Mutual South Africa.

Nunu has received a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Financial Mail for her work in leading and transforming the advertising business in South Africa. In 2016, she became the first woman to be inducted into the Loeries Hall of Fame. She loves family, architecture and food.