MTN ap­points new Cor­po­rate Re­la­tions Ex­ec­u­tive

Daily Trust - - BUSINESS - By Zakariyya Adaramola

MTN Nige­ria has an­nounced the ap­point­ment of Tobechukwu Nkemdilim Okigbo as its new Cor­po­rate Re­la­tions Ex­ec­u­tive.

A state­ment signed by MTN PR and Pro­to­col Man­ager Funso Aina yes­ter­day said Okigbo was ap­pointed to pro­vide deep in­sight on strat­egy and drive tar­geted en­gage­ment with crit­i­cal stake­hold­ers.

“In the role, Okigbo will lead MTN’s strate­gic ap­proach to­wards en­hanc­ing its cor­po­rate rep­u­ta­tion, par­tic­u­larly as re­gards en­gag­ing and manag­ing crit­i­cal stake­hold­ers, in ad­di­tion to pro­ject­ing the com­pany’s cor­po­rate cit­i­zen­ship sta­tus,”, state­ment said.

Re­puted for his ex­em­plary work ethic and re­sul­to­ri­ented ap­proach to work, Okigbo is well-po­si­tioned to add sig­nif­i­cant value to MTN as he brings an ex­cel­lent track record and vast ex­pe­ri­ence to the role, ac­cord­ing to the state­ment.

With close to 30 years pro­fes­sional ex­pe­ri­ence in the Le­gal and Telecom­mu­ni­ca­tion sec­tors, Okigbo is a qual­i­fied lawyer; an alum­nus of the Univer­sity of Maiduguri, Nige­ria and the Univer­sity of Liver­pool, Eng­land where he grad­u­ated with an MBA.

Okigbo joined MTN from Smile Com­mu­ni­ca­tions where he was Chief Cor­po­rate Ser­vices Of­fi­cer. the

He be­gan his ca­reer in 1990 as a Le­gal Coun­sel at Ed­die Ntephe and Co. Since then he has worked as a con­sul­tant to the Fed­eral Gov­ern­ment, an ad­vi­sor to sev­eral busi­nesses, a vol­un­teer Busi­ness Con­sul­tant and the Po­lit­i­cal Edi­tor of a news­pa­per.

Okigbo, who is a Cen­tre For Ef­fec­tive Dis­pute Res­o­lu­tion (CEDR UK) cer­ti­fied res­o­lu­tion pro­fes­sional, was Man­ager (North) at the Ne­go­ti­a­tion and Con­flict Man­age­ment Group and led the team that set up the Abuja Multi-Door Court­house.

His foray into tele­coms be­gan in 2005, when he joined the V-mo­bile (now Air­tel) Leg­isla­tive Af­fairs team and rose to lead Gov­ern­ment and En­vi­ron­men­tal Af­fairs.

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