Alex Okosi Biography, Age, Early Life, Family, Education, Career, Net Worth And More

Alex Okosi Biography
In January 2020, YouTube announcded the appointment of a Nigerian by name, Alex Okosi as its Managing Director of Emerging Markets in Europe, Middle East and Africa.
The information which was made available on Tuesday, came as a surprise to many Nigerians, especially the Igbos. This will a great achievement to ALex and Nigerians as a whole.
YouTube is the biggest video streaming platform and the second most visited website in the world, after Google.com.
We'd be seeing Alex Okosi's biography, date of birth, age, early life, family, parents, siblings, wife, children, education, businesses, career, books and publications, net worth, houses, cars, social media handles and everything else you'd love to know about him.

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Alex Okosi Profile

Before we continue, here's a quick run down on Alex Okosi's profile and a few things you'd love to know about him:
Full name: Ogbuefi Akunne Alex Uche Okosi
Date of birth: 28th October, 1975
Age: 45
Place of birth: Enugu State
Spouse(s): Ziyanda Mathe
Nationality: Nigerian
Residence: United States
Education: Zik Avenue Primary School in Enugu, Phillips Exeter Academy, St. Michael's College
Occupation: Vice President & Managing Director, Viacom International Media Networks Africa
Net worth:

Alex Okosi Biography, Date Of Birth, Early Life, Family, And Education

Alex Okosi was born in Enugu State, Nigeria into a family of seven children (2 sisters and 4 brothers). His father was a civil servant in Enugu before moving back to Onitsha after his retirement.

Alex Okosi had his early education at Zik Avenue Primary School, Enugu before proceeding to the College of the Immaculate Conception (CIC) at the age of 12.
Okosi attended a number of schools in New York, Missouri, Nebraska and Florida before attending Philips Exeter Academy in Exeter, New Hampshire. 

He also attended St. Michael’s College, a private, residential liberal arts Catholic college located in Colchester, Vermont where he was awarded a scholarship to play Division II basketball for the Purple Knights.
He graduated magna cum laude in 1998 with a double major in Business Administration and Economics.


Alex Okosi began his career at MTV in 1998 as part of the Trade and Integrated Marketing team. He gained valuable experience developing multi-platform marketing opportunities for advertisers that successfully integrated them into marquee, MTV franchises such as Video Music Awards, Spring Break, Movie Awards, and Wanna Be a VJ.

In 2000, he joined the MTV Networks Affiliate Sales & Marketing division where he was responsible for securing distributing for MTV Networks brands such as MTV, MTV2, CMT, Spike TV, VH1 and Nickelodeon.

By mid-2003, Alex had transferred to MTV Networks International’s Strategy and Business Development team as a manager. While in this role, he developed the business plan for MTV’s growth in Africa and in 2004 secured approval for the roll-out which encompassed the launch of a localized MTV service.

In 2019, YouTube announced the appointment of Alex Okosi as its Managing Director of Emerging Markets in Europe, Middle East and Africa. 
According to the information made available to Information Guide Africa in a statement on Tuesday, the appointment takes effect in April 2020.
C├ęcile Frot-Coutaz, the head of YouTube EMEA, while commenting on the appointment said, Alex "brings a wealth of experience in the content industries and has a track record for building businesses and audiences in established and new markets. Alex will be leading our existing teams in Russia, Sub Saharan Africa, Turkey, the Middle East and North Africa to drive further expansion in these key markets.
YouTube said Alex’s appointment will further fuel the development of its creative ecosystem in the EMEA region.

Personal Life

Alex Okosi got married to his South African girlfriend, Ziyanda Mathe on Saturday, April 15th, 2017. The wedding took place at the Bryanston Catholic Church, Johannesburg, South Africa.

Alex is from a royal family. His grandfather, Obi Okosi was an Obi of Onitsha. His uncle was also an Obi of Onitsha.

Alex Okosi Net Worth

Alex Okosi until his appointment as YouTube managing director was Executive Vice President and Managing Director of Viacom/CBS Networks Africa & BET International.
He is also responsible for managing the growth and development of the Viacom International Media Networks Africa business - a multichannel portfolio that reaches over 100 million viewers.
We're yet to estimate his net worth but will update this article as soon as we get it from a reliable source.

Social Media Handles

You can connect with Alex Okosi on:
Twitter @AlexOkosi
Instagram @AlexOkosi

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