The management of MTN Nigeria has announced the appointment of Mr. Tobechukwu Nkemdilim Okigbo as the new Corporate Relations Executive.
Mr. Okigbo joined MTN from Smile Communications where he was Chief Corporate Services Officer, and expected to provide deep insight on strategy and drive targeted engagement with critical MTN Nigeria’s stakeholders.
In a statement by Mr. Funso Aina, PR and protocol manager at the telecoms giant, Mr. Okigbo will lead MTN’s strategic approach towards enhancing its corporate reputation, particularly as regards engaging and managing critical stakeholders, in addition to projecting the company’s corporate citizenship status.
Reputed for his exemplary work ethic and result-oriented approach to work, the new appointee is well-positioned to add significant value to MTN as he brings an excellent track record and vast experience to the role.
With close to 30 years professional experience in the Legal and Telecommunication sectors, Mr. Okigbo is a qualified lawyer; an alumnus of the University of Maiduguri, Nigeria and the University of Liverpool, England where he graduated with an MBA.
He began his career in 1990 as a Legal Counsel at Eddie Ntephe and Co. Since then he has worked as a consultant to the Federal Government, an advisor to several businesses, a volunteer Business Consultant and the Political Editor of a newspaper.
Okigbo, who is a Centre For Effective Dispute Resolution (CEDR UK) certified resolution professional, was Manager (North) at the Negotiation and Conflict Management Group and led the team that set up the Abuja Multi-Door Courthouse.
His foray into telecoms began in 2005, when he joined the V-mobile (now Airtel) Legislative Affairs team and rose to lead Government and Environmental Affairs.
By Tony Nwakaegho