Nigerian Olusegun Ogunsanya to lead Airtel Africa

Bharti Airtel Ltd announced this Thursday, April 29, the appointment of Olusegun Ogunsanya as Managing Director and CEO of its African subsidiary, effective October 1. The Nigerian is replacing Raghunath Mandava, who will assert his retirement rights on September 30.

Electronics engineer and also Chartered Accountant, Olusegun Ogunsanya joined Airtel in 2012 as Managing Director and CEO of the Nigeria branch, its largest market in Africa. The newly promoted have held senior positions at beverage maker Coca-Cola in Ghana, Nigeria and Kenya. He was also the Managing Director of Nigerian Bottling Company Ltd owned by Coca-Cola Hellenic, and was the Group Head of Retail Banking Operations at Ecobank Transnational Inc., where he oversaw 28 countries in Africa.

Segun Ogunsanya’s successor as Managing Director and CEO of Nigeria will be announced shortly.

Airtel Africa plc is a leading provider of telecommunications and mobile money services with operations in 14 African countries. Nigeria alone accounts for almost half of its profits before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization.


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