Etisalat Nigeria has announced the constitution of a new Board of Directors following the ongoing restructuring efforts.
The members of the new Board include Dr. Joseph Nnanna as Chairman, Oluseyi Bickersteth, Ken Igbokwe, Boye Olusanya and Funke Ighodaro just as Olusanya has been confirmed as Chief Executive Officer. He is to replace Matthew Willsher, while Ighodaro takes over from Olawole Obasunloye as the Chief Finance Officer.
The new Chairman, Nnanna, is an economist and a former staff of the Central Bank of Nigeria. He has three decades of post qualification professional experience. He attended William Paterson University in Wayne, New Jersey and University of Houston, in Houston Texas, USA from 1975-80, where he read Finance, Public Policy and Economics.
He graduated with B.A, M.A and PhD diplomas. Since graduation, Nnanna has attended several economic policy-oriented training programs. In 2003 and 2004, he studied at Harvard University and participated in the macroeconomic policy and leadership/ organizational management training programs.
The Consortium of Lenders, working with the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) and the Central Bank of Nigeria said they are committed to the ongoing efforts to restructure the company towards a path of long term success of the business and the appointment of a seasoned board of directors and top management is a testament to this.
The company in a statement said the decisions reached so far reflect the high confidence all the stakeholders have in the continued viability and sustainability of the business. It said the smooth transition is also proof of the management’s commitment to ensure that the operations of the company run seamlessly and customers continue to enjoy superior network quality and positive customer experience.
Etisalat Nigeria equally said it remains committed to serving its subscribers through the provision of innovative products and services with its committed staff, partners and vendors to empower the needs of our customers and improve their experience on the network.
It thanked all its customers for their loyalty, understanding and continued patronage.