17 August 2017


MTN appoints new Corporate Relations Executive

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

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.  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.


Vodacom Tanzania appoints Mufuruki as chairman

Vodacom Tanzania announced the appointment of Ali A. Mufuruki as board chairman with effect from 01 August. Mufuruki succeeds Vivek Mathur following his recent resignation. 

Mufuruki brings with him a wealth of experience and influence from years of service in and out of the country. He is the founder and CEO of the Infotech Investment Group.  Directors representing minority shareholders will be appointed during the company’s Annual General Meeting where the board will be fully re-constituted.


Telkom Kenya adds two new independent board members

Dorcas Kombo and Jinaro Kibet have joined Telkom Kenya's board.

As reported by techweez, Kombo is a fellow of the Chartered Association of Certified Accountants, an associate of the Institute of Certified Public Accountants of Kenya and a member of the Institute of Certified Public Secretaries of Kenya as well as the Institute of Directors. She is also a member of the KenGen Board, a position she has held from 2005. During her tenure on the Board, she has chaired the human resources committee for two terms and is currently the chair of the audit and risk management committee.

Second board member, Jinaro Kibet is a Partner at TripleOKlaw Advocates, in charge of corporate and commercial law. He is also an advocate of the High Court of Kenya, a commissioner for oaths and notary public with over 26 years of experience in private practice. Kibet is a member of the Commonwealth Lawyers Association, the East African Law Society and the Law Society of Kenya. He is also a board member at Unga, Prime Bank Limited, Strathmore Business School, Sicham Aviation and Elmarak and serves as the Chair of the Capital Markets Tribunal.


BT appoints Juni Yan as VP: security in AMEA

BT has announced the appointment of Juni Yan as vice-president for security in Asia, Middle East and Africa (AMEA). In her new role, she will be in charge of all aspects of BT’s cybersecurity business in the region.  Juni joins BT from F5 Networks, where she was managing director for Hong Kong and Taiwan. With over 20 years of experience across multiple disciplines in IT sales leadership, project delivery and business consultancy, Juni has a proven track record of success.

Prior to F5, Juni worked at Oracle for over 15 years, where she held a number of sales leadership positions. Juni’s outstanding credentials in building high-performing sales organizations will help us realise our growth ambitions in AMEA. The breadth and depth of her experience in the IT and telecoms industry will be an indispensable asset to our multifaceted regional operations.”

Source: IT Online