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MTN Group has appointed Ahmed Faroukh as its Vice President (VP) of the West and Central Africa (WECA) region.

Faroukh was CEO of MTN Nigeria for almost five years and recently acting VP for the WECA region, which includes Nigeria, Ghana, Cote d’Ivoire, Cameroon, Congo Brazaville, Guinea Bissau, Guinea Conakry, Liberia and Benin.

Brett Goschen, currently the CEO of MTN Ghana, becomes the new CEO of MTN Nigeria. Goschen, a chartered accountant, has provided strategic, operating and financial leadership to MTN’s large operations in West Africa in his capacity as Chief Financial Officer of MTN Nigeria from 2002 to 2006 before he was appointed MTN Ghana CEO.

In Ghana, Goschen will be replaced by Michael Ikpoki, the Sales and Distribution Executive for MTN Nigeria. Ikpoki joined MTN Nigeria as Regulatory Advisor in 2001 and was promoted to General Manager: Regulatory Affairs in 2004.