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Olusegun “Segun” Ogunsanya Wants to Take Airtel Africa CEO –


Olusegun “Segun” Ogunsanya, CEO and CEO of Airtel Nigeria is ready to succeed Raghunath “Raghu” Mandava, as CEO and CEO of Airtel Africa following Raghu Mandava’s intention to retire.

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Segun Ogunsanya will join the Board of Airtel Africa plc from October 1, 2021.

Segun Ogunsanya joined Airtel Africa in 2012 as CEO and CEO of Nigeria and has been responsible for the overall management of Airtel’s operations in Nigeria, Airtel’s largest market in Africa..

Airtel is present in 14 countries in Africa.

Prior to joining Airtel in 2012, Segun held leadership positions at Coca-Cola in Ghana, Nigeria, and Kenya (as MD and CEO). He has also been the CEO of Nigerian Bottling Company Ltd (Coca-Cola Hellenic owned) and the Group of Retail Banking operations at Ecobank Transnational Inc, covering 28 countries in Africa. He is an electronics engineer and also a hired accountant.

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“On behalf of the Board I would like to thank Raghu Mandava for being instrumental in successfully leading and transforming Airtel Africa into a telecommunications company and a money company. as a result of Raghu’s good management. Raghu will retire from the Board and our wishes and sincere thanks for everything he has achieved, “said Sunil Bharti Mittal, Chairman of Airtel.

Raghu Mandava will retire as CEO and CEO, as Director of Airtel Africa plc and as a member of the Marketing Disclosure Committee on September 30, 2021.

“I thank Airtel Africa for giving me and my team the opportunity to change business and fulfill our responsibility to the countries we serve. It has been a privilege to serve on the African continent and I appreciate my time here. Airtel Africa is an amazing business with amazing people. After being Bharti Airtel for 13 years and for Airtel Africa for 5 years as Chief Executive Officer, I feel now is the time to take the Sabbath, “said Raghu Mandava.

“Since I was part of Airtel Africa’s trip for the past nine years, I look forward to taking on the role of Chief Executive Officer. In my personal opinion, as an African, I feel honored to have the opportunity to lead a Group that continues to make a difference for millions of people, plugging digital divisions and expanding financial inclusion. This is an exciting opportunity to put Airtel Africa more successful in a strong and prosperous continent. I hope to build on the success of the past five years during Raghu’s leadership, ”Segun Ogunsanya said.

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