9mobile appoints Abolaji Idowu as new Chief {Financial} Officer  


The Board of Rising Market Telecommunication Companies Restricted (EMTS) buying and selling as 9mobile, has introduced the appointment of Abolaji Idowu as its new Chief {Financial} Officer (CFO). 

This comes just a few days after the corporate introduced the appointment of a brand new CEO in what it described as transformation strikes.  

In accordance with a press release launched by the corporate on Tuesday, Idowu succeeds Mrs Nkem Oni-Egboma, the outgoing CFO, who’s stepping right down to discover new alternatives exterior of 9mobile.  

It added that the brand new appointment is a part of a big management change initiated by the board of the telco in its decided efforts at enterprise transformation. 

His profile 

Per the telco’s assertion, Idowu joins 9mobile with over 20 years of expertise having led finance transformation and delivering formidable development for international giants, akin to Vodafone, Telefonica O2, MTN Nigeria, Starcomms PLC, Shell, Barclays, PepsiCo Worldwide, British Fuel, Johnson & Johnson, Norgine Pharmaceutical and Vivo Vitality. 

  • He has held senior positions in varied organizations throughout Europe and Africa elevating finance, remodeling organizations, championing development, delivering vital price saving and effectivity, optimizing asset utilization, reorganizing and streamlining corporations, and making ready entities for brand spanking new markets.   
  • His work has seen him traverse a number of markets together with the UK, Ghana, South Africa, Kenya, Belgium, and the UAE. 
  • Academically, Idowu holds a bachelor’s diploma in Administration and Accounting from Obafemi Awolowo College (OAU) and has a Grasp’s in Enterprise Administration (MBA) from the distinguished Manchester Enterprise College.  
  • He’s a Licensed Chartered Accountant (ACCA), a Licensed {Financial} Analyst (FMVA), and a Licensed Enterprise Coach.  

What they’re saying 

Commenting on the appointment, 9mobile CEO Obafemi Banigbe described the brand new CFO as a helpful addition to the high-performance workforce the corporate is constructing together with his cross-sector expertise and various working backgrounds and experiences.  

“He brings helpful views and ability units that may drive strategic {financial} decision-making, foster innovation, and improve danger administration.   

“I’m trying ahead to working with him to speed up supply on the thrilling 9mobile transformation technique. Idowu has a confirmed observe report and expertise in serving to to guide high-performance organizations that enhance enterprise resilience, drive operational excellence, and ship accelerated strategic development.” 

Talking on his appointment, Idowu pledged to leverage his wealthy expertise to influence the finance and operations of the corporate positively.  

“I’m very excited to be part of this new part of enterprise transformation. I look ahead to working intently with the administration workforce led by the CEO, employees, and different stakeholders and collaborating with the board to realize our shared targets,” he stated. 

As Chief {Financial} Officer, Idowu will present strategic management for the Finance workforce, and take possession {of financial} selections in keeping with present tendencies and EMTS strategic imaginative and prescient. 

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