Engineering Director, GoogleHe/ Him
Mekka Okereke is an Engineering Director at Google. He leads the Growth Engineering organization for Google Play, one of the largest digital marketplaces on earth. At Google, Mekka also serves as an Operations Lead for Google’s Civil Rights Coalition, and as an executive sponsor of Tech Exchange, a program connecting HBCUs and Silicon Valley. Prior to Google, Mekka was at Amazon, where he built and led the team that created the Amazon Appstore, and built Amazon's In-App Payments and Subscriptions products. Mekka has served on the board of several non-profits, including Hack the Hood and Prodigy Mentors. He currently serves on the Advisory Board of the Historical Basketball League (HBL), and on the Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Sensitivity board of the Voting Rights Association. Mekka is a frequent speaker, consultant, and mentor, sharing his expertise with leaders on inclusivity in the workplace, diversity in tech, and successful team building.