MTN Group has announced the appointment of Adekunle Awobodu, as its new Chief Financial Officer for Digital and Fintech.
As CFO for Digital and Fintech, effective September 15th, Awobodu’s responsibilities include ensuring the growth of these platforms in line with the Group’s strategic intent – Ambition 2025: Leading digital solutions for Africa’s progress.
Awobodu is said to be a seasoned business and finance professional who has spent most of his career at MTN, including serving as CFO for MTN Nigeria, and for the MTN Irancell joint venture, according to a company statement.
“We are thrilled that Kunle has joined the dynamic DigiFin team and look forward to what we know will be a valuable contribution,” MTN Group Chief Digital and Fintech Officer, Serigne Dioum, was quoted.
Awobodu’s responsibilities include ensuring the growth of these platforms in line with the Group’s strategic intent – Ambition 2025: Leading digital solutions for Africa’s progress.
In his 22 years in management roles, Awobodu has built processes, teams and dealt with regulatory and compliance issues. Most recently, from 2019 to 2021, he was an Executive Consultant at MTN Nigeria, where he led Oracle implementation and provided support to the CEO and CFO on various financial, tax and accounting matters.
Awobodu is a certified General Accountant and has a Bachelor’s degree in Finance and Banking from the University of Lagos, as well as a Master’s in Finance from the University of Leicester. He also holds several professional certifications.
The MTN Group is a leading emerging market operator with a clear vision to lead the delivery of a bold new digital world to its customers. Its strategy, Ambition 2025, is anchored on building the largest and most valuable platform business, with a clear focus on Africa.