Airtel Africa New Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer Begin Role Officially

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Airtel Africa Plc has announced the resumption of duties of its new Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer, Olusegun Ogunsanya, as of October 1.

With the assumption of office, he also joined the Board of Airtel Africa Plc, according to a notice filed the Nigerian Exchange Limited.

Ogunsanya was previously managing director and CEO of Airtel Nigeria and was responsible for the overall management of the operations in the company’s largest market.

Ogunsanya was quoted to have said, “I am looking forward to building on the solid foundations the group has established for future sustainable growth across Africa.

“Moving forward, we will invest even more in our network and distribution channels to serve the communities where we operate.

“By doing this, we will continue to sustainably bridge the digital divide, expand financial inclusion and meet the evolving needs of our customers.”

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The statement said Ogunsanya had more than 25 years of business management experience in banking, consumer goods and telecoms.

Before joining Airtel in 2012, he held leadership roles at Coca-Cola in Ghana, Nigeria, and Kenya.

He had also been a managing director of the Nigerian Bottling Company Limited and group head of retail banking operations at Ecobank Transnational Inc, the statement said.

–  Punch

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