Segun Ogunsanya appointed Airtel Nigeria chief executive

New Delhi, Nov 2: Bharti Airtel Friday said it has appointed Segun Ogunsanya as chief executive officer of Airtel Networks Ltd, Nigeria.

Ogunsanya will be responsible for defining and delivering the business strategy and providing overall leadership for Airtel Nigeria. He will report to Manoj Kohli, chief executive officer (International) and joint managing director, Bharti Airtel.

The appointment will be effective Nov 26, 2012.

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

Swaroop will be appointed as non-executive director on the board of Airtel Nigeria following the completion of the transition process and will continue to work closely with the Airtel Nigeria leadership team.

“I am pleased at the appointment of Ogunsanya as the chief executive officer and look forward to working with him towards making Airtel the most loved brand in the daily lives of Nigerians,” said Oba Otudeko, chairman, Airtel Nigeria.

Kohli said: “Segun’s appointment underlines Bharti Airtel’s commitment to promoting African talent and building a world-class leadership team.”