MTN appoints first Nigerian chief financial officer



MTN has appointed Adekunle Awobodu, as its new Chief Financial Officer (CFO) of for the Nigerian arm.

He is the first Nigerian to occupy that position, taking over from Ferdi Moolman, who became the Chief Executive Officer of the company in December 2015.

Announcing the appointment, Moolman said as CFO, Awobodu will serve as MTNN’s strategic Financial Business Partner and lead the organisation in facilitating decision-making through sound business insights and analysis that drives business improvement and performance.

MTN said Awobodu is eminently qualified to do the job. With over 22 years, professional experience and international exposure in Finance, Awobodu holds a Bachelor’s degree in Finance and Banking from the University of Lagos and a Masters’ degree in Finance from the University of Leicester.

He holds several professional certifications such as ACCA UK; Certified Internal Auditor; Certified Management Accountant; CertIFR (ACCA’s Certificate in International Financial Reporting) and Associateship of the Chartered Institute of Bankers (ACIB).

Awobodu began his career in 1994 with Procter and Gamble (P&G) Nigeria Ltd. and held various positions – Group Manager, Financial Analysis and Treasury, Lagos; Group Manager, Plant Finance and Accounting, Ibadan and Financial/Senior Financial Analyst.

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