Africa: Airtel Africa Appoints Ogunsanya As Managing Director/CEO


The telco said it would announce a new MD/CEO for its Nigerian division soon.

Telecommunications giant and mobile money services provider, <a target=”_blank” href=”https://airtel.africa/”>Airtel Africa Plc,</a> Thursday, announced the appointment of Olusegun Ogunsanya, who heads its Nigerian unit, as its new managing director and CEO to replace Raghunath Mandava, who has informed the board of his decision to retire.

“Segun Ogunsanya will join the board of Airtel Africa Plc with effect from 1 October 2021,” the telco said in a note to the Nigerian Exchange Limited seen by PREMIUM TIMES.

An electronics engineer as well as a chartered accountant, Mr Ogunsanya has since 2012 been the managing director and chief executive of Airtel’s Nigerian operations, its biggest market of the 14 countries on the continent where the company has presence.

His management experience, spanning 25 years, covers consumer goods, banking and telecoms. He held leadership positions at Coca Cola Ghana, Nigeria and Kenya (as MD and CEO), and was a sometime managing director of Nigerian Bottling Company Limited.

As a former group head, retail banking operations at Ecobank Transnational Incorporated, he covered 28 countries in Africa.

Mr Mandava retires from his positions as managing director and CEO of Airtel Africa Plc and member of the Market Disclosure Committee on September 30, said the document signed by Company Secretary Simon O’Hara.