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Nigeria’s Ogunsanya to lead Airtel’s Africa Operations

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Segun Ogunsanya, Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director of Airtel Nigeria.


Airtel Africa PLC has announced Olusegun Ogunsanya, CEO of Airtel Nigeria, as CEO Africa following Raghu Mandava’s notice of retirement. Ogunsanya will join the board of Airtel Africa with effect from October 1, 2021.   
   
He joined Airtel Africa in 2012 as Managing Director/CEO Nigeria and has been responsible for the overall management of its operations in Nigeria. 
  
Segun has more than 25 years of experience in business management experience in banking, consumer goods and telecoms. Before joining Airtel in 2012, Segun held leadership roles at Coca-Cola in Ghana, Nigeria and Kenya (as MD and CEO). 
   
He had also been the Managing Director of Nigerian Bottling Company Ltd (Coca-Cola Hellenic owned) and Group Head of retail banking operations at Ecobank Transnational Inc covering 28 countries in Africa. 
   
He is an electronics engineer and also a chartered accountant.
  
“Raghu Mandava will be retiring as Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer as a director of Airtel Africa plc and as a member of the Market Disclosure Committee on September 30, 2021.    
   
“Arrangements have been made to ensure a smooth transition of responsibilities. Following his cessation of employment at Airtel Africa, Mr. Mandava will be available to advise the Chairman, the Airtel Africa Board and the Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer for nine months,” a statement said.

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