June 24, 2024

Segun #Ogunsanya Honored with Prestigious #ABLA 2024 Lifetime Achievement #Award


Segun #Ogunsanya Honored with Prestigious #ABLA 2024 Lifetime Achievement #Award

Segun #Ogunsanya Honored with Prestigious #ABLA 2024 Lifetime Achievement #Award

In a grand acknowledgment of his enduring impact on the African business sphere, Segun Ogunsanya, the distinguished leader of Airtel Africa, has been bestowed with the coveted Lifetime Achievement Award at the 14th iteration of the African Business Leadership Awards (ABLA) in 2024.

The awards are a flagship annual recognition event run by Africa Leadership Magazine (ALM), aimed at honouring exceptional corporate practice and outstanding achievers in Africa’s business landscape and privatesector.TheawardsshowcaseAfrica’sbusinessesandleaders,celebrating exemplary business leadership on the continent.

Mr Ogunsanya will be presented with his Lifetime Achievement Award at a special ceremony during the 9th ALM Africa Summit, taking place from 17-18 July 2024 at the UK House of Lords. The theme of this year’s Summit is‘Africa Unleashed: Navigating Disruptions, Enhancing Opportunities’, with policymakers, private sector leaders,civil society leaders, thought leaders and stakeholders from across Africa and the rest of the world expected to attend.

Mr Ogunsanya’s landmark contributions towards advancing Africa’s socio-economic growth and development include his 12-year career at Airtel Africa. He ran the Nigeria operations of the telecommunications and mobile money company for nine years before his appointment as CEO of the Group in 2021. With deep knowledge of the continent, coupled with extensive distribution experience, he led the company in maintaining double-digit revenue growth over many quarters and in delivering new, innovative product stoits customers across Africa.

Segun has more than 35 years’ business management experience in banking, consumer goods and telecoms.Before joining Airtel Africa in 2012, he held leadership roles at Coca-Cola Bottling operations in Ghana, Nigeria, and Kenya (as MD and CEO). Segun has also been the Managing Director of Nigerian Bottling Company Ltd (Coca-Cola Hellenic owned) and Group head of retail banking operations at Ecobank Transnational Inc, covering 28 countries in Africa. He Is An electronics engineer and achartered accountant.

Segun Ogunsanya, CEO of Airtel Africa, said: “I am truly humbled by this recognition alongside such other distinguished Africans. It truly belongs to all those who have been on the journey with me at various times. My Career has been focused on serving the needs of people across the continent, most recently through enhanced digital and financial inclusion. I remain determined to help make Africa a better place for its people, and hope journey inspires the next generation ofAfrica’s business leaders.”

As Segun Ogunsanya prepares to transition from his role at Airtel Africa to spearhead the Airtel Africa Charitable Foundation on July 1st, 2024, his legacy continues to be a beacon of inspiration, reflecting a commitment to fostering sustainable growth and empowering future African business magnates.

Segun #Ogunsanya Honored with Prestigious #ABLA 2024 Lifetime Achievement #Award

Dr Ken Giami, Chairman of the African Leadership Organisation and Publisher of the African Leadership Magazine, said:“Our award winners exemplify the spirit of innovation, resilience and excellence driving growth and development across the continent.”

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