BrandArena: Airtel Nigeria's VP Indirect Sales, Wole Abu Becomes New CEO of Pan African Towers

Monday 9 July 2018

Airtel Nigeria's VP Indirect Sales, Wole Abu Becomes New CEO of Pan African Towers

Former Vice President Indirect Sales, Airtel Networks Limited, Mr. Wole Abu has been appointed as the new Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of one of the newest players in telecommunications in Nigeria, Pan African Towers (PAT) Limited. His appointment takes effect from 1st of July, 2018.

Abu is a graduate of Chemical Engineering graduate from the University of Benin. An alumnus of the Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad, IESE Business School Barcelona, has an MBA from the Lagos Business School and was President of the Airtel Staff Multipurpose Cooperative Society from 2011-2015.

While in Airtel, he was responsible for roles that focused on growth acceleration, efficiency optimization and reclamation of market leadership.

In his role as the new CEO, Abu plans to use his over 20 years’ experience in the telecommunications industry, to lead Pan African Towers’ overall strategy in Nigeria with responsibility for growing revenue market share; brand & customer development, human resources as well as managing the company’s capital.

According to the Board of Pan African Towers, the appointment of Wole Abu, an industry veteran, "will further consolidate the company’s achievement to date and position the company for future growth as Africa’s most preferred infrastructure sharing operator."

Pan African Towers is a new player in the telecommunication infrastructure sharing industry that received collocation and infrastructure sharing license from the Nigerian Communication Commission (NCC) in 2017.

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