Following his appointment as Managing Director and CEO at Airtel Africa in April this year, Olusegun Segun Ogunsanya, has begun his new role as at 1st October, 2021 and joined the Board of Directors of the company. Olusegun succeeds Raghunath Raghu Mandava, as Managing Director and CEO, following Mandava’s retirement.

Segun who was previously Managing Director and CEO of Airtel Nigeria was responsible for the overall management of the operations in the Company’s largest market. He has more than 25 years business management experience in banking, consumer goods and telecoms. Before joining Airtel in 2012, Segun held leadership roles at Coca-Cola in Ghana, Nigeria, and Kenya as Managing Director and CEO.

He has also been the Managing Director of Nigerian Bottling Company (owned by Coca-Cola Hellenic) and Group head of retail banking operations at Ecobank Transnational, covering 28 countries in Africa. He is an electronics engineer and also a chartered accountant.

Speaking after reporting to his new working station, Segun Ogunsanya, CEO Airtel Africa, said, “I am looking forward to building on the solid foundations the Group has established for future sustainable growth across Africa. Moving forward, we will invest even more in our network and distribution channels to serve the communities where we operate. By doing this, we will continue to sustainably bridge the digital divide, expand financial inclusion and meet the evolving needs of our customers.”