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Airtel Africa Appoints Nigerian, Ogunsanya CEO

A leading provider of telecommunications and mobile money service provider with presence in 14 countries across Africa, Airtel Africa plc, has announced a Nigerian, Olusegun Ogunsanya, as Managing Director and CEO.

Ogunsanya is to succeed Raghunath Mandava, who has informed the board of his intention to retire.

He is expected to join the Board of Airtel Africa plc with effect from 1 October, 2021.

Airtel Africa chairman Sunil Bharti Mittal, said:

“We are delighted to appoint Segun Ogunsanya as the Group’s next Chief Executive Officer.

“He has displayed significant drive and energy in turning around the Nigeria business by focusing on network modernisation, distribution, and operational efficiency.

“It is this commitment, together with his industry experience, strategic vision, constant customer focus and proven record of delivery that will enable him to continue to deliver our strategic objectives and to lead the Group in the next stages of its development.”

Ogunsanya said:

“Having been part of the Airtel Africa journey for the past nine years, I am looking forward to taking up the role of Chief Executive Officer.

“On a personal note, as an African, I feel honoured to have the opportunity to lead a Group that continues to make a difference to millions of people, bridge the digital divide and expand financial inclusion.

“This is an exciting opportunity to position Airtel Africa for further success in a dynamic continent full of potential. I look forward to building on the achievements of the last five years during Raghu’s leadership.”

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