Africa.com Welcomes New Business Development Director Frank Webb

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Frank Webb, Africa.com's director of new business development, will grow the website's content and functionality to appeal to a global audience and the increasingly important audience on the African continent.

Given the explosive growth of Africa’s online and mobile activity, we are particularly interested in extending our strong brand identity to new business solutions. We are exploring group discount programs, particularly in the travel arena.

Africa.com Chairman and CEO Teresa Clarke announced the appointment today of Frank Webb as the company’s director of new business development.

In this role, Webb will focus on the company’s major strategic initiatives for 2011, growing revenues and developing content and functionality to appeal to Africa.com’s global audience and its increasingly important audience on the African continent.

"The African marketplace is heating up, and we see tremendous opportunities to utilize the Internet to engage with African consumers and to connect the broader world with Africa," said Clarke.

"Given the explosive growth of Africa’s online and mobile activity, we are particularly interested in extending our strong brand identity to new business solutions,” said Webb. “We are exploring group discount programs, particularly in the travel arena, and are looking for partners with whom we can develop timely and relevant information and tools to bring good value to our user community."

Frank Webb comes to Africa.com’s business development role with a proven track record for building businesses in several industries.

He spent 17 years on Wall Street, culminating in his role as a managing director at JP Morgan Investment Management. He managed a team of 75 and drove annual sales plans for the institutional investment business, assessed client satisfaction and designed strategies for business development and retention.

In 2004, Webb converted his life-long interest in interior design into a new business. Joining with world-renowned designer, Matthew White, he brought a modernist’s design sensibility and seasoned business acumen to the new partnership. The renamed firm, White Webb, LLC, and is now heralded as one of the country’s top design firms and has developed several successful furniture lines, as well as a highly acclaimed website and popular blog, World White Webb.

Webb holds a degree in international economics from Georgetown University’s School of Foreign Service, as well as a certificate in international business from Nijenrode, the Netherlands School of Business.

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