Airtel Africa has announced the Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer of Airtel Nigeria, Olusegun Ogunsanya, as successor to the CEO of Airtel Africa, Raghunath Mandava.
According to a statement by Client Director at Hudson Sandler, Bertie Berger, Mandava had informed the Airtel Africa’s board of his intention to retire, having been at Bharti Airtel for 13 years and at Airtel Africa for five years.
Ogunsanya will join the Board of Airtel Africa from October 1, 2021, and will be the first African CEO of Airtel Africa.
He joined Airtel Africa in 2012 as MD/CEO of Airtel Nigeria and has been responsible for the overall management of the operations in Nigeria, Airtel largest market in Africa.
With his experience in the industry and the changing market dynamics, he is honoured to lead a group that continues to make a difference to millions of Africans, bridge the digital divide and expand financial inclusion.
The Nigeria boardroom guru has displayed significant drive and energy in turning around the telecommunications business in the country by focusing on network modernisation, distribution and operational efficiency.
“This commitment, together with his industry experience, strategic vision, constant customer focus and proven record of delivery, will enable him to continue to deliver our strategic objectives and lead the group in the following stages of its development,” Berger said.
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