Troubled telco, 9mobile has moved to bolster its financial team with the appointment of Phillips Oki as Chief Financial Officer (CFO).
The new CFO, Phillips Oki, emerged the best candidate through a meticulous selection process. With his over 20 years of cognate work experience in financial accounting and management, Oki was chosen to help the telco go through its current phase and chart new courses for success.
Oki is an Economist and Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountant of Nigeria (FCA).
He is also an experienced project manager having delivered projects across multi-disciplinary organisations like Adam Smith International, UK, Department For International Development (DFID), UK and Pension Transitional Arrangement Directorate (PTAD), Nigeria.
He has held successful audit roles at KPMG Nigeria as well as a consulting stint with Price Water Coopers (PWC). He has also worked at Royal Marchant Bank from where he moved on to other organizations including Pepsico International, TBIC Nigeria Ltd and Babcock University.
He joined Visafone Communication Ltd in 2007 where he served as Financial Controller till 2015. During this 8 year period, he gained extensive experience in Treasury, commercial reporting and planning operations.
Speaking on the appointment, Acting Managing Director of 9mobile, Stephane Beuvelet, said he and other members of the senior management team are excited to have Oki on board with his experience.
We are excited to have Phillips with us. Finance is a huge part of any business, especially one like ours in a competitive telco space where it continues to be imperative to have operational costs always within healthy bounds. We are confident that Phillips will leverage his wealth of experience to inspire the Finance team to deliver on their mandate.Stephane Beuvelet
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