I am excited about the community that BECA will foster among Black Executives and Leaders, and I am particularly energized by the mission to identify and develop the next generation of Black Executives.

Ukonwa Kuzi-Orizu Ojo

Founding Member Global CMO, Prime Video & Amazon Studios

Ukonwa Ojo is the Chief Marketing Officer, Prime Video & Amazon Studios, responsible for leading global brand and originals marketing. She joined Amazon in September 2020 and reports directly to Mike Hopkins, Senior Vice President, Prime Video & Amazon Studios.

Ojo was previously Chief Marketing Officer for M∙A∙C Cosmetics, where she oversaw brand positioning and increased M∙A∙C’s presence and appeal to a global consumer in growing markets around the world. She helped drive customer engagement strategies and delivered breakthrough product innovation in order to maximize consumer connection to the iconic brand.

Prior to that, she served as Chief Marketing Officer of Consumer Beauty at Coty, where she led P&L, brand development strategy, advertising, innovation, social/digital, design, and media planning/buying. Other positions include Senior Vice President at COVERGIRL, and brand and general management roles at Unilever, Reckitt Benckiser PLC, General Mills Corporation, and Meadwestvaco Corporation.

Over the course of her career, Ojo has been recognized with over 50 awards and honors, including Business Insider’s list of “25 Most Innovative CMOs,” World Federation of Advertisers’ Global “Marketer of the Year,” WWD “Brand Builder of the Year,” Ebony magazine “Power 100,” Financial Times “Top 100 List of Minority Executives” for three consecutive years, and Fast Company’s “Top 100 list of Most Creative People in Business,” among others. She is a Henry Crown Fellow at the Aspen Institute and a Member of the Executive Leadership Council.

Ojo is a graduate of the Kenan-Flagler Business School at the University of North Carolina and holds an MBA from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University.

Why Ukonwa Kuzi-Orizu Ojo Joined BECA

In the Press

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Forbes Article: How Amazon’s Marketing Built ‘Coming 2 America’ Into A Global Streaming Hit

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CMO Moves Podcast: Culture, Creators & the Childlike Magic of Marketing

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The Drum Article: WFA Global Marketer of the Year 2018 nominees: Coty’s Ukonwa Ojo – ‘build diverse teams’

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