Hugo is a Future-of-Work company. We build and manage remote teams in West Africa for some of the world’s largest technology and media companies. We specialize in end-to-end machine learning data annotation and customer support solutions that ultimately yield more inclusive outcomes for our clients and their customers.
Our “Why?” is simple. Outsourcing generates over $430 Billion USD in revenue globally and less than 2% of that money reaches black communities. We’re changing that.
As a company, we’re obsessed with excellence. We ask smart questions to build a thorough understanding of our customer's needs; then pour ourselves into delivering not just great work, but also a perfect user experience so that we stand out in what is a very crowded market. The only commitment greater than the one we have to our customers is the one we have to our people. We are dedicated to carving out a place in the digital economy for young Africans, so we work tirelessly to equip them with the skills needed to build meaningful careers.
As a culture, we’re Silicon Valley meets ECOWAS. We’re youthful, sharp, dynamic and fresh. We’re Lagos and Dakar, in English et en français, and we’re on a mission to win for our communities and our clients. Join us!
We are seeking an experienced, highly analytical Legal & Compliance Lead to build and oversee our legal and compliance department across our operating entities in Africa. In this role your primary objective will be to ensure that the company is compliant with all applicable legislation in each operating country. In this role you will work closely with the finance and people operations teams and will report to the Chief Operating Officer.
Hugo is a Future-of-Work Co. It is building Africa’s first, remote-work, business process outsourcing (BPO) company - which assembles and manages high-performance remote support and data operations teams for some of the world’s largest technology and media companies.
Headquartered in Chicago, with an active workforce of 1200+ remote operators strategically distributed across Lagos, Nairobi, Dakar, and Cape Verde, Hugo delivers a nuanced approach to customer support (omnichannel), eComm. marketplace operations, sales enablement, and AI data operations (our work reduces bias in AI + machine learning models). Their clients are global leaders in tech and media, ranging from the likes of Google and Meta, to Upwork and Red Table Talk.
Over the last 30 years, the BPO industry has consistently generated ~ US$430 billion worth of income and employment opportunities, globally, but with fewer than 2% of these opportunities reaching global black communities (S.E. Asia being the largest beneficiary). By contrast, 12 million African youths enter the workforce annually, to an underwhelming 3 million jobs created. Hugo exists to change this. By leveraging the global BPO industry’s scale, it is building a job-creation-engine-of-scale capable of generating 000s of jobs for African, and then black communities worldwide.
Hugo is dedicated to carving out a place in the digital (i.e. the future) economy for young Africans and black communities, and works tirelessly to equip them with the skills necessary to build meaningful careers in this global economy. People are Hugo’s greatest assets - their expanding curated employee base of 1200 tech-savvy university graduates are rigorously trained by world class professionals at their Academy, to ensure the best outcomes for their global clientele.
Founded by two Harvard Business School alumni, Hugo is a company that is obsessed with both excellence + transformation; transformation, not just of its people, but also of the narratives that have taken hold about what black/African communities bring to the world. Hugo aspires to be a global reference point - a living attestation that great things and global corporations can be born, operated and exported out of Africa. Hugo is committed to building this future.