MTN Group appoints Eliane Houphouet-Boigny as the CEO of MTN Guinea-Bissau

GUINEA-BISSAU – MTN Group, the South African multinational mobile telecommunications company, has announced the appointment of Eliane Houphouet-Boigny as the CEO of MTN Guinea-Bissau, effective 1 July 2021. “I would like to welcome Eliane to the MTN family and look forward to her taking MTN Guinea-Bissau to new heights, as we work to lead digital solutions for Africa’s progress,” said MTN Group President and CEO Ralph Mupita. Eliane is a seasoned professional with a career spanning more than 20 years, and experience across multiple markets in Europe and Africa. Most…

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Lori Systems appoints Uche Ogboi as its new Chief Executive Officer

NIGERIA – Lori Systems, Africa’s e-logistics platform has announced the appointment of Uche Ogboi as its new Chief Executive Officer. Ogboi takes over from the company’s co-founder and outgoing CEO, Josh Sandler who will be moving on to serve as Executive Chairman of Lori’s board. Prior to his appointment, Ogboi served as Lori’s Chief Operating Officer, a post he has held since 2019. As Lori’s COO, Ogboi recorded significant success growing Lori’s Nigeria business 10X in less than a year. Before Lori, Ogboi served as a Principal, Investments at the…

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Airtel Nigeria appoints C. Surendran as Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer

NIGERIA – Airtel Nigeria, a Telecommunications firm and subsidiary of Airtel Africa plc, has announced the appointment of C. Surendran as Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of Airtel Nigeria with effect from August 1. In addition, Surendran will be appointed to the Executive Committee (ExCo) as Regional Operating Director, reporting to the CEO of Airtel Africa plc, and onto the Board of Airtel Networks (Nigeria) Limited. Surendran replaces Olusegun Ogunsanya who has been appointed Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of Airtel Africa plc with effect from October 1,…

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Airtel Africa appoints Olusegun Ogunsanya as new Chief Executive Officer

AFRICA – Airtel Africa Plc, a provider of telecommunications and mobile money services, has announced the appointment of Mr Olusegun Ogunsanya as the new Chief Executive Officer. This follows the notice of retirement given by the current Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer, Raghunath Mandava, to the Board of the telecoms firm. As per the statement issued by the telco, Segun Ogunsanya will join the Board of Africa business from October 1, 2021. Along with this, the telco also appointed CFO Jaideep Paul as an Executive Director. He will join…

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First Bank of Nigeria appoints Mr Gbenga Shobo as the Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer

NIGERIA – First Bank of Nigeria Limited has announced the appointment of Mr Gbenga Shobo, who is currently the Deputy Managing Director (DMD) of the bank, as the Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer designate. The bank’s Chairman, Mrs Ibukun Awosika, said this in a statement that the appointment was subject to all regulatory approvals, including the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), which granted the lender its operational licence. She added that Mr Shobo succeeds Dr Sola Adeduntan, who would be leaving the bank in accordance with its term limit for chief…

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MobileMoney Limited appoints Eli Hini as its first Chief Executive Officer

GHANA – MobileMoney Limited (MML), a wholly owned subsidiary of Scancom PLC, has announced the appointment of Mr. Eli Hini as its first Chief Executive Officer. The appointment was made by the MML Board early in the month of April 2021, indicating Eli’s responsibility to drive strategy, business development, innovation and relevant operations for MTN’s Mobile Money business. Prior to Eli’s appointment as Chief Executive Officer, he was the General Manager for MobileMoney Limited, a role he held for approximately five years. He was instrumental in setting up Mobile Money…

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Digital logistics company Saloodo! appoints Dr. Antje Huber as Chief Executive Officer

AFRICA – Saloodo!, a digital freight platform and a subsidiary of DHL Global Forwarding, has appointed Dr. Antje Huber as the Chief Executive Officer. She succeeded Thomas Grunau in February 2021 and with a degree in Business Administration and her longstanding experience in logistics management Huber is ideally placed to build on Grunau’s success and further develop Saloodo! into an international player. Grunau who has successfully managed the company since 2018 will now focus on his primary role within SVP Global Business Strategy & Digitalization which is responsible for driving…

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Career platform Jobberman appoints Rolake Rosiji as new CEO

NIGERIA – Jobberman, a Nigerian based job portal and career platform, has announced in a press release the appointment of Rolake Rosiji as the new Chief Executive Officer. Rosiji takes over from Hilda Kragha, now Managing Director of ROAM Africa Jobs, and will continue the work of establishing Jobberman as the primary platform for job searching, talent acquisition, and transforming workplace productivity across Nigeria. According to the statement, Rosiji’s focus will be to broaden the impact beyond the white-collar space and continue to work closely with Jobberman’s impact partners in…

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Universal Merchant Bank appoints Nana Dwemoh Benneh as new CEO

GHANA – Universal Merchant Bank (UMB), a customized banking provider, has appointed Nana Dwemoh Benneh as the bank’s new Chief Executive Officer (CEO) following the approval of the Central Bank. He succeeds Benjamin Amenumey has completed his tenure as UMB’s Chief Executive after five years of dedicated and growth-oriented service. Nana Dwemoh throughout his career has demonstrated strong leadership and a commitment to excellence and we truly believe that his wealth of experience will serve in the best interest of the bank in achieving its vision as a leader in…

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Liquid Telecom appoints Wole Abu as Chief Executive Officer for Nigeria

NIGERIA – Liquid Telecom has appointed Wole Abu as Chief Executive Officer (CEO) for Nigeria. Wole will also serve as the CEO of the company’s new Africa Data Centre (ADC) in the country, effective January 2021. This new Data Centre in Nigeria once completed will address the growing demand for cloud storage and digital services on the continent, and Abu will be responsible for overseeing the strategic growth of ADC’s operations in this new market. The organisation had recently acquired a premium piece of land in Lagos to build the…

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