Major changes at MTN as Ghana MD take over Nigeria operations,
Communications giants, MTN has announced major management changes in the company's top hierarchy. The changes which take immediate effect would see Ghana's CEO, Brett Goschen move to Nigeria while he would be replaced by Michael Ikpoki, the Sales and Distribution Executive for MTN Nigeria.
The company made the announcement on Thursday March 10, 2011 at its South Africa headquarters according to information reaching huhuonline.com. Ahmed Farouk has been appointed the Vice-President for the West and Central Africa Region, which include Ghana, Nigeria, Cote d'Ivoire, Cameroon, Congo Brazaville, Guinea Bissau, Guinea Conakry, Liberia and Benin.
Goschen, a chartered accountant, was the company's Chief Financial Officer (CFO) of the Nigeria branch from 2002 to 2006 before he was appointed MTN Ghana CEO. Ikpoki joined MTN Nigeria as Regulatory Adviser in 2001 and was promoted to General Manager of Regulatory Affairs in 2004.
MTN Ghana is the country's largest mobile provider. The provider recorded a 9% increase in subscribers to 8.7 million as at December 2010 and 70% of its subscribers have been registered in fulfilment of regulator, the National Communications Authority (NCA) requirements to register all SIM cards by June ending 2011, the company has said on its website.