MTN Nigeria, the Nigerian subsidiary of MTN, Africa’s leading telecommunication company, has announced the appointment of Adekunle Awobodu as its new Chief Financial Officer (CFO), the first Nigerian to hold that position.
With over 22 years professional experience and international exposure in finance, Adekunle Awobodu is considered to be more than qualified to hold the position.
He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Finance & Banking from the University of Lagos and a Masters’ degree in Finance from the University of Leicester.
He also holds several professional certifications such as ACCA UK; CIA (Certified Internal Auditor); CMA (Certified Management Accountant); CertIFR (ACCA’s Certificate in International Financial Reporting) and Associateship of the Chartered Institute of Bankers (ACIB).
As CFO, he will serve as MTN Nigeria’s strategic Financial Business Partner and lead the organisation in facilitating decision-making through sound business insights and analysis that drives business improvement and performance.
Awobodu takes over from Ferdi Moolman, who became the CEO of the company in December 2015.
“Awobodu’s appointment is indeed a strong reflection of the MTN talent management creed; Management’s commitment to it and the quality and abundance of talent in MTN Nigeria,” said Moolman.
Awobodu joined MTN Nigeria’s Finance Division in February 2002 as Fixed Assets Manager and rose through the ranks, becoming the first Nigerian CFO of MTN Iran.