Segun Ogunsanya Retires
In a significant corporate development, Airtel Africa bids farewell to its Chief Executive Officer, Segun Ogunsanya, who leaves behind a legacy of transformative leadership. As the torch passes, Sunil Taldar steps into the role of CEO, poised to lead Airtel Africa into its next phase of growth and innovation.
Sunil Taldar Takes the Helm
Sunil Taldar, appointed as the incoming CEO, brings a wealth of experience and a strategic vision to his new role. Having joined Airtel Africa in October 2023 as the Director of Transformation, Taldar's journey within the Airtel family positions him uniquely to steer the company towards continued success.
Segun Ogunsanya's Impact
Segun Ogunsanya's departure from the role of CEO marks the end of a remarkable chapter. His tenure witnessed double-digit revenue growth and the introduction of industry-leading products across Africa. Ogunsanya's legacy extends beyond corporate leadership as he takes on the role of the inaugural chair of Airtel Africa's Charitable Foundation.
Airtel Africa Charitable Foundation
Post-retirement, Segun Ogunsanya assumes a pivotal role as the Chair of the Airtel Africa Charitable Foundation. This philanthropic initiative is set to operate independently, aiming to advance development and prosperity across the African continent.
What Leaders Have to Say
Sunil Bharti Mittal, the Chairman of Airtel Africa, expresses gratitude for Ogunsanya's commitment and significant contributions. Mittal welcomes Sunil Taldar as the Group's next CEO, acknowledging his industry experience, strategic vision, and customer-centric approach.
The Board expresses confidence in Sunil Taldar's ability to lead Airtel Africa through the next stages of its development. Taldar's strategic prowess and proven track record position him as the ideal candidate to deliver on the company's strategic objectives.
Segun Ogunsanya's Reflection
As Segun Ogunsanya bids farewell, he reflects on over 12 years of his career at Airtel Africa. He expresses pride in the positive transformation brought to the lives of customers across the continent. Ogunsanya looks ahead to a new chapter, fueled by a renewed interest in the empowerment of Africans through digital and financial inclusion.
Ogunsanya's ambition extends beyond traditional corporate boundaries. With a successful career spanning banking, FMCG, and telecommunications, he envisions contributing to the empowerment of Africans in a capacity beyond for-profit organizations.
As Airtel Africa undergoes this leadership transition, the company stands at the threshold of a new era, guided by the expertise of Sunil Taldar and the philanthropic vision of Segun Ogunsanya. The journey continues, promising innovation, growth, and a lasting impact on the African continent.