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Pan African Towers appoints new chief executive

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Wole Abu

One of the newest players in Telecommunication, Pan African Towers (PAT) Limited has announced the appointment of Mr. Wole Abu as the New Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the company, which became effective 1st of July, 2018.

Prior to his new appointment, Wole Abu, a graduate of Chemical Engineering graduate from the University of Benin, served as the Vice President Indirect Sales, Airtel Networks Limited (Nigeria) where he held executive management positions over the years as one of the pioneer staff. While in Airtel, he was responsible for roles that focused on growth acceleration, efficiency optimization and reclamation of market leadership.

Abu, an alumnus of the Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad, IESE Business School Barcelona, has an MBA from the Lagos Business School and was President of the Airtel Staff Multipurpose Cooperative Society from 2011-2015.

In his role as the new CEO, Abu plans to use his over 20 years’ experience in the telecommunications industry, to lead Pan African Towers’ overall strategy in Nigeria with responsibility for growing revenue market share; brand & customer development, human resources as well as managing the company’s capital.

Commenting on the new appointment, the Board of Pan African Towers said: “This latest appointment of Wole Abu, an industry veteran, will further consolidate the company’s achievement to date and position the company for future growth as Africa’s most preferred infrastructure sharing operator.”

Pan African Towers is a new player in the telecommunication infrastructure sharing industry that received collocation and infrastructure sharing license from the Nigerian Communication Commission (NCC) in 2017.

Pan African Towers, which prides itself as an innovative player in the market currently has over 1,000 towers in Nigeria and Ghana within its 12 months of operations and has commenced build to suit collocation towers in Nigeria with plans to construct over 1,000 towers between 2018/2019.


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