Airtel Africa appoints Olusegun Ogunsanya as managing director

Airtel Africa announced the appointment of Olusegun “Segun” Ogunsanya as Managing Director and CEO.
Airtel Africa CEO Olusegun Segun OgunsanyaSegun Ogunsanya will replace Raghunath Mandava, who will be retiring as Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of Airtel Africa. Segun Ogunsanya will join the Board of Airtel Africa with effect from 1 October 2021.

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

Segun 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 MD and CEO.

He is an electronics engineer and also a chartered accountant.

Jaideep Paul, Chief Financial Officer, has been appointed as an Executive Director and will join the Board of Airtel Africa plc with effect from 1 June 2021.

An announcement naming Segun Ogunsanya’s successor as Managing Director and CEO Nigeria will be made soon.