MTN-Nigeria Gets New CEO
Mar 11, 2011 (This Day/All Africa Global Media via COMTEX) --
The MTN Group has appointed the current Chief Executive Officer CEO of MTN Ghana, Brett Goschen, as the new CEO of MTN Nigeria.
MTN in a press statement said Goschen, will replace Ahmed Faroukh, former CEO of MTN Nigeria as CEO, while Faroukh has been appointed by the Group as its Vice President (VP) of the West and Central Africa (WECA) region.
Faroukh was CEO of MTN Nigeria for almost five years and was recently acting VP for the WECA region, which includes Nigeria, Ghana, Cote d'Ivoire, Cameroon, Congo Brazaville, Guinea Bissau, Guinea Conakry, Liberia and Benin.
MTN said Goschen, a chartered accountant, has provided strategic, operating and financial leadership to MTN's large operations in West Africa in his capacity as Chief Financial Officer of MTN Nigeria from 2002 to 2006 before he was appointed MTN Ghana CEO.
In Ghana, Goschen will be replaced by Michael Ikpoki, the Sales and Distribution Executive for MTN Nigeria. Ikpoki joined MTN Nigeria as Regulatory Advisor in 2001 and was promoted to General Manager: Regulatory Affairs in 2004.
MTN Group President and CEO, Mr Phuthuma Nhleko congratulated the executives on their appointments and emphasised that "Faroukh's contribution to MTN Nigeria as well as to the WECA region has been most valued and appreciated. Goschen's wide experience and in-depth knowledge of MTN Group and MTN Nigeria makes him aptly equipped to lead MTN Nigeria.
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