Communication service provider MTN Nigeria has announced the retirement of its Board Chairman and five Non-Executive Directors. Mr Pascal Dozie is leaving his position as the current Board Chairman on September 2, 2019.
The retirement comes after the Chairman and Directors have worked with MTN Nigeria for 18 years since their appointment in 2001. With the new crop of people coming in having major financial and managerial experiences from working with major banks and organizations in Nigeria, MTN Nigeria is repositioning itself for major advancement especially in the areas of management and finance.
Ernest Ndukwe has been appointed as the Chairman Designate of MTN Nigeria. Ndukwe, who was trained in Satellite Communication, served as the former Executive Vice Chairman of the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC).
The other non-Executive Directors who are retiring alongside the Board Chairman are Col. Sani Bello (Rtd) Vice Chairman; Mallam Ahmed Dasuki; Mr. Babatunde Folawiyo; Mr. Gbenga Oyebode MFR ; and Chief Victor Odili OON.
Those appointed as non-Executive Directors in their stead include Ferdinand Moolman who has worked with MTN Nigeria as the Chief Financial Officer and Chief Executive Officer at different times; Michael Onochie Ajukwu who has worked with Keystone Bank and the United Bank for Africa as Director and Executive Director of Corporate Banking respectively.
Also among the appointees are Muhammad K. Ahmad who became a Director of the Nigeria Deposit Insurance Company (NDIC) after working with the company from its early years, he also worked with the Central Bank of Liberia; Andrew Alli worked with the International Finance Corporation (IFC) for more than ten years in different positions which include Country Manager for Southern Africa and Nigeria.
Other appointees for non-Executive Directors also include Rhidwaan Gasant; Omobola Johnson who is the Founding Chairperson of the Women in Management and Business (WIMBIZ); A.B. Mahmoud who served as Council Member of the Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE) and is a Senior Advocate of Nigeria.
The vast experience and exposure of incoming directors is guaranteed to take the telecoms company to new thresholds in its operation in Nigeria.
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