Olusegun Ogunsanya has emerged as the Managing Director and CEO of Airtel Africa plc.
This is coming after the incumbent CEO, Raghunath Mandava, has informed the board of his intention to retire.
Ogunsanya will join the Board of Airtel Africa, a leading provider of telecommunications and mobile money services with presence in 14 countries across Africa on 1 October, 2021.
Meanwhile, President Buhari has congratulated Ogunsanya on his new appointment.
In a statement issued by Presidential spokesperson, Femi Adesina Thursday, Buhari said by his appointment, “the flag of Nigeria has been hoisted proudly across the Africa skyline once again.”
Ogunsanya joined Airtel Africa in 2012 as Managing Director and CEO Nigeria and has been responsible for the overall management operations in Nigeria, the firm’s largest market in Africa.
Prior to his move to Airtel in 2012, Segun held leadership roles at Coca-Cola in Ghana, Nigeria, and Kenya (as MD and CEO).
He has 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.