MTN Nigeria appoints new board chairman

July 26, 2019 • People, West Africa

MTN Nigeria appoints new board chairman

Ernest Ndukwe has been named new board chairman of MTN Nigeria. (Image source: Business Insider.)

Network provider, MTN Nigeria, announced on Thursday, 25 July 2019, that Ernest Ndukwe has been appointed Chairman of the board. Ndukwe, a former Executive Vice Chairman (EVC) of the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC), has since been called ‘Mr. Telecoms’ because of his vast experience in the telecommunications industry. 

Ndukwe’s started his career in the private sector as the Managing Director of a telecommunications company, he moved into government service at the helm of the industry regulatory agency as EVC of NCC and has now taken up the position of Chairman of MTN Nigeria.

Ndukwe is said to have a passion for human capacity development, this is what lead to the launch of the Digital Bridge Institute — an international centre for telecommunications and information technology studies. One of Ndukwe’s missions is to make telecoms in Nigeria available to the masses especially the poor.

Ndukwe’s appointment to Chairman of the Board of MTN — which he joined in June 2018 as a Non-Executive Director — has continued to receive applause from stakeholders in the nation’s telecommunications industry. According to the company, this is exactly what’s needed for the continued transformation of MTN as a leading telecoms company in Nigeria. 

In his new position as Chairman, Ndukwe is expected to deploy his rich and vast knowledge of telecommunications engineering and evident expertise in management for the continued growth and development of MTN Nigeria in particular and the ICT industry in general. 

Edited by Jenna Cook

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