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MTN Group appoints Karl Toriola as MTN Nigeria new CEO

MTN Group has appointed Karl Toriola as the new Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of MTN Nigeria with effect from March 1, 2021.

The appointment of Toriola was made on Monday in a statement by MTN Group.

Toriola is the current Vice President for MTN Group West and Central Africa (WECA) region. He will tale over as new CEO MTN Nigeria from Ferdi Moolman who has occupied the position for five years now.
Moolan will assume a new role as MTN Group Chief Risk Officer.

According to the statement, Toriola, in his five years as VP of MTN’s WECA region, has overseen the steady progress of the operating companies in the region, notably the turnaround of MTN Ivory Coast and MTN Cameroon over the past two years.

The telecom giant said Toriola has held a number of senior operational roles at MTN, including chief technical officer of MTN Nigeria and CEO of MTN Cameroon.

Ralph Mupita, MTN Group president and CEO, said: “Toriola brings extensive technical and commercial experience, as well as a deep understanding of the Nigeria market to the role.

“Toriola started his MTN career in his home country at MTN Nigeria 14 years’ ago and has all the attributes necessary to lead this very important business into the future”.

The new CEO has a BSc Hons in electronic and electrical engineering and a MSc in communication systems.

The statement further noted that MTN Group owns 78.8 percent of MTN Nigeria and it (Nigeria subsidiary) contributes around a third to the group’s service revenue.

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