Working at a huge multinational company that pays very well is surely the goal for most young Nigerian graduates. More specifically, working at Facebook is one plum job, many would go to great lengths to land.
According to Forbes, Mark Zuckerberg is worth $54.4 billion. His company which was established in 2004, employs about 3,000 people.
The pay structure at Facebook is indeed mouth-watering, software engineers are paid about $106,521 – $175,597 yearly, data scientists earn between $84,234 – $188,434, while product designers with the company earn a little less than that.
Not surprisingly, there are about 11 Nigerians working with Mark Zuckerberg at Facebook, and at least 3 of them are Igbos in the top echelons of the company.
Here they are:
1. Chukwuemeka Afigbo
Chukwuemeka Afigbo formerly worked at Google According to Crunchbase, a database for tech heads, Emeka is a Strategic Product Partnerships manager for Facebook. He is focused on helping developers in Africa and the Middle East succeed by leveraging Facebook’s platforms , products and initiatives. Emeka has a passion for growing the tech ecosystem in emerging markets. Prior to Facebook , Emeka led Google developer community initiatives in Sub-Saharan Africa as part of the Africa and Middle East Developer Relations team. He played a huge role in Mark Zuckerberg’s recent visit to Nigeria.
2. Ebele Okobi
Ebele Okobi formerly worked at Yahoo Ebele was one of the moderators of the Town Hall meeting held in Nigeria with Mark Zuckerberg and Nigerian developers and entrepreneurs. She is Facebook’s Head of Public Policy, Africa. Before joining Facebook, Ebele was the founding Global Head and Senior Legal Director for Human Rights at Yahoo, where she led global efforts to address the legal and policy issues related to privacy, free expression and access.
3. Nmachi Jidenma
Nmachi Jidenma is the founder of CPA an award winning website Nmachi Jidenma works at Facebook as its Global Payments & Commerce Partnerships Manager where she manages partnerships with financial services companies and develops new product initiatives at the intersection of payments, commerce, social networking and advertising. Prior to Facebook, she worked as a Global Business Development Manager for PayPal’s billion dollar.
I strongly believe that if tribalism, ethnic differences and Party Supremacy is put aside and Nigerians get to reason together, we have lots of gifted Nigerian like this 3 that can transform Nigerian economy for good away from Oil and Gass.
We wish them success in all their endeavour. May Chukwuokike Abiama keep and bless them more as they go ahead making Ndigbo, Nigeria and Africa proud wherever they go.