Telecommunication giants MTN has named Nigerian national, Adekunle Awobodu, its new Chief Financial Officer in charge of its Digital and Fintech.
His appointment took effect on September 15, 2021. He is expected, among other things, to oversee the growth of MTN Group’s digital and fintech arms. He will do this in line with the company’s Ambition 2025, which basically entails driving digital solutions for Africa’s progress.
He previously served as the Chief Financial Officer for MTN Nigeria and MTN Irancell.
A statement by MTN Group described Awobodu as a seasoned ‘business and finance professional’..
Adekunle Awobodu has over 20 years’ worth of professional experience, most of which have been spent within the MTN Group. During his previous management roles, he was said to have built processes and handled regulatory and compliance issues.
Between 2019 and 2020, he was a Chief Consultant at MTN Nigeria. The role saw him provide support to the company’s then CEO (Ferdi Moolman) and the CFO on matters bothering on finance, tax and accounting. He also led the company’s Oracle implementation.
“We are thrilled that Kunle has joined the dynamic DigiFin team and look forward to what we know will be a valuable contribution,” said Serigne Dioum, MTN Group’s Chief Digital and Fintech Officer.
Awobodu is a graduate of the University of Lagos where he obtained a bachelor’s degree in banking and finance. He had also obtained a master’s in finance from the University of Leicester as well as a number of other professional certifications. He is a certified general accountant.