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Telnet Nigeria appoints new GMD, GED


The Board of Directors of Telnet (Nigeria) Limited, has announced the appointment of Folorunso Aliu, as the new Group Managing Director of Telnet Group.

The company made the announcement following the departure of its erstwhile Group Managing Director, Gbenga Odujinrin. Adewale Adetugbo was also appointed as Group Executive Director of the group.
Since joining the company in the year 2000, Aliu rose through the ranks before being appointed GMD. He was at various times, Head of Network Support department, National Coordinator of Network Support unit, Managing Director of iTECO (Nigeria) Limited, a subsidiary of the Group and the Group Project Director for Telnet (Nigeria) Limited. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Engineering from the Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife and a Masters of Business Administration (MBA) from the Lagos Business School (LBS).

He is a Certified Management Consultant (CMC) and Fellow of the Institute of Management Consultants (FIMC). He is a published author and is married with three children.
Adetugbo, formerly Chief Technical Officer of Telnet (Nigeria) Limited has over two decades of experience in engineering, high technology and strategy consulting in West Africa. Working at Telnet in a variety of roles, he has been responsible for a number of client successes by bridging the gap between business and technology for Telnet’s clients. 
He received a B.Sc. in Electrical Engineering from the University of Lagos, a MBA from IESE Business School in addition to various other technical certifications relevant to his field.  

He was the first Nigerian to earn the coveted CCIE (Cisco Certified Internetwork Expert) certification living in Nigeria and was for over a decade the only certified internetwork expert south of the Sahara. He is married with three children.


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