Coca-Cola veteran Segun Ogunsanya joins Airtel Nigeria as CEO

Telecom Lead Africa: Bharti Airtel has appointed Segun Ogunsanya as the chief executive officer of Airtel Networks, Nigeria.

Ogunsanya will be responsible for defining and delivering the business strategy and providing overall leadership for Airtel Nigeria.

He takes over from Rajan Swaroop, who has led operations at Airtel Nigeria for the past two years.

The last assignment of Ogunsanya, who has more than 24 years of industry experience across geographies and organizations, was with Coca-Cola Company, where he started his career in Finance and transitioned into senior leadership roles with the various bottling operations.

In his last stint, as the managing director and CEO of Nigerian Bottling, he was responsible for over $1 billion revenue operations.

“I am delighted to have Segun on board and am confident that his rich and diverse experience will add immense value to our operations in Nigeria. Segun’s appointment underlines Bharti Airtel’s commitment to promoting African talent and building a world-class leadership team,” said Manoj Kohli, CEO (International) and joint MD, Bharti Airtel.

“It is our resolve to continue building a robust pipeline of local talents in Nigeria as part of Bharti Airtel’s Africa Leadership Initiative. I have been impressed by the outstanding leadership qualities of Swaroop who has laid a solid foundation, during his tenure, for the long term growth of our business,” said Oba Otudeko, chairman, Airtel Nigeria.

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