José Gonsalves named MD of Ad Dynamo by Aleph operations in East Africa

Ad Dynamo by Aleph has named José Gonsalves as the Managing Director for East Africa. Gonsalves will oversee the digital workstreams, deliverables, and management of Ad Dynamo by Aleph’s suite of platforms and networks.

Ad Dynamo by Aleph is the exclusive media buying extension for Spotify, Twitter, Snap, and Yahoo in Africa. As an enabler of digital advertising in emerging markets, the business is helping to break down barriers.

(TOP: José Gonsalves, the new Managing Director for East Africa, Ad Dynamo by Aleph).

“Aleph over the most recent years has grown at an incredible rate, which is unheard of in the industry, especially with the current climate. One of the key character traits that really intrigued me was how, taking into consideration the sheer size of Aleph, it still manages to retain its ability to be agile, and to be able to make quick and necessary decisions in order to service its clients more effectively,” says Gonsalves. “The year ahead brings a host of opportunities, such as AI and ML, and we as Aleph need to ensure that we are at the forefront of these developments. We need to look beyond just media buying and more at how media buying can be used as a tool.”

Gonsalves will bring with him an intimate understanding of the local nuances that govern GTM strategies, as well as agency experience in these markets. He explains, “I believe I am capable of communicating with our clients using a narrative tailored to their needs.”

Gonsalves has worked in digital media for 15 years, primarily for multinational corporations in Africa and Europe. He began his career at Acceleration Media, where he was responsible for 100 tier 3 clients, including ESPN North America and Microsoft, before moving to Naspers as the Digital Ad Operations Manager for Media24. In 2015, he assumed the role of Global Programmatic Manager at Addsuite, where he was responsible for over $25,000,000 in billings.

Ad Dynamo by Aleph represents the leading digital media platforms in Sub-Saharan Africa and more than 115 markets through an extension of its global extension of subsidiaries.  With a unique combination of access to the largest digital players, proprietary technology, local connections, and expert knowledge, Ad Dynamo by Aleph is able to support Aleph Group’s vision to equalise the digital ecosystem. Creating a world in which all advertisers have access to the vast opportunities of digital advertising.

Aleph is a leading global enabler of digital advertising, connecting thousands of advertisers in developing countries with the major digital platforms, in more than 115 countries through its global network of subsidiaries. As an extension of our partners, across new and existing geographies, we enable platforms including Twitter, Meta, Snapchat, TikTok and 35 others to expand into new markets, and empower advertisers to take full advantage of the platforms’ advertising capabilities. Through these long-lasting partnerships, Aleph creates the opportunity for all people and businesses to advertise at a local and global level, without limits.


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