Davies is a senior Information Technology (IT) executive with management experience from Financial Times and the London Stock Exchange.
The new COO comes to Mobitel with diversified experience; as Director of Strategy for Sapient Incorporated, he helped with Siemens reorganisation of its Wireless Engineering Division to adopt UMTS.
Davies was once Head of IT Research for Marks & Spencer, developed the UK Governments award winning Director for Goverment website and was Project Director for the World Banks Integrated Payroll and Personnel Information System (IPPIS) project for the Federal Government of Nigeria’s Bureau of Public Sector Reform (BPSR).
Speaking at the announcement, Mobitel Nigeria’s chief executive officer-cum-president, Johnson Salako, said it was a gift to have Davies on board.
“He is a strategic addition to the Mobitel family and he comes to further strengthen the team to enable us to keep the promises we have made to the Nigerian people to deliver quality products and services,’ said Salako.
Davies specialises in the development and implementation of eGovernment and eBusiness Information Systems.
He is a systems analysis expert with vast project management experience, who works with individuals and teams to “maximize the creation of social and economic value using digital technologies”.
Prior to his appointment as Chief Operating Officer of Mobitel, he was the CEO of TechnoVision Communications, a Nigerian ICT services organisation. He belongs to various organizations and institutions including the Institute of Directors (IOD), Project Management Institute (PMI), Computer Professionals of Nigeria (CPN), Nigeria Computer Society and Nigerian Institute of Management (NIM).
SIMEON OGOEGBULEM in Abuja, Nigeria