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9mobile Appoints Abolaji Idowu As Chief Financial Officer

The Board of Directors of Emerging Markets Telecommunication Services Limited (EMTS), operating as 9mobile, today announced the appointment of seasoned business and finance professional; Abolaji Idowu as the new Chief Financial Officer (CFO).

He succeeds Mrs Nkem Oni Egboma, the outgoing CFO, who is stepping down to explore new opportunities outside of 9mobile. Idowu’s appointment is part of a significant leadership change initiated by the board of the telco in its determined efforts at business transformation which has so far seen the appointment of a new CEO to drive this process.

Idowu joins 9mobile with over 20 years of experience having led finance transformation and delivering ambitious growth for global giants, such as Vodafone, Telefonica O2, MTN Nigeria, Starcomms PLC, Shell, Barclays, PepsiCo International, British Gas, Johnson & Johnson, Norgine Pharmaceutical and Vivo Energy.

He has held senior positions in various organizations across Europe and Africa raising finance, transforming organizations, championing growth, delivering significant cost saving and efficiency, optimizing asset utilization, reorganizing and streamlining companies, and preparing entities for new markets.

His work has seen him traverse several markets including the United Kingdom, Ghana, South Africa, Kenya, Belgium, and the UAE.

In his comments on the new CFO appointment, 9mobile CEO Obafemi Banigbe said, Idowu is a valuable addition to the high-performance team we are building at 9mobile, with his cross-sector experience and the diverse working backgrounds and experiences.

He brings valuable perspectives and skill sets that can drive strategic financial decision-making, foster innovation, and enhance risk management.

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