MTN Group has declared the appointment of Rahul De as the chief executive officer for MTN Liberia Lonestar Cell.
Rahul De is the current chief marketing officer (CMO) of MTN Nigeria. Rahul De replaces Uche Ofodile who departed Lonestar Cell MTN in July to become the CEO of MTN Benin.
During this tenure at MTN Nigeria, Rahul De spearheaded the team that is driving digital transformation in the country, from a voice and data centric organisation to one which drives a digital and fintech future.
Prior to his appointment in the organisation in Nigeria, Rahul held senior roles across India, Malaysia and Africa, driving growth and leading business transformation in hyper-competitive environments.
Expressing appreciation for Rahul’s commitment and valued service, the Nigerian organisation CEO, Ferdi Moolman said, “We thank Rahul for his unwavering dedication and commitment to ensuring that MTN Nigeria remains the market leader in our industry; and congratulate him on his new role. I know that he will continue to shine bright as he moves on from our immediate Y’ello family.”
The General Manager, Business Intelligence and Strategy, Anthony Obi, will serve as the acting Chief Marketing Officer until a substantive appointment is made.
Earlier, Naijtech reported that the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC), in its latest monthly subscribers’ data, has described MTN and Airtel as the biggest gainers of new mobile phone subscriptions in August.
This is as the mobile phone subscribers’ base rose to 203.16 million in August from 198.96 million in July.
From July to August, MTN gained 2.73 million new mobile phone subscriptions, while Airtel followed with an addition of 1.06 million new phone users in one month. The NCC mobile phone subscriber’s data showed that in one month, 9mobile added 214,282 new users to its network.
Globacom, during the period under review, added 192,327 new GSM customers to its network.
Further analysis of the data indicated that the country gained a total of 4.2 million new mobile phone subscriptions during the period under review.
The organisation had 83.08 million mobile phone users in July and recorded 80.35 million users by the end of August.
Airtel, which had 54.77 million GSM users in July, gained 1.06 million new ones to record 53.71 million in August while Globacom’s mobile phone subscriber base grew to 52.93 million in August from 52.74 million in July.