Emir of Kano Joins MTN Board of Directors
The Emir, who was a former Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (2009- 2014), during which he was named as one of the 100 most influential people in the world (2011) by TIME magazine, and voted as the Central Bank Governor of the Year by the Banker Magazine.
Welcoming him and other new Directors to the Board, outgoing MTN Group Chairman Phuthuma Nhleko said – We are confident that the incoming directors of the Board will bring a wealth of experience, depth of skills and regional insights that will continue to enrich the experience of the board.”
In a statement issued by MTN Group, it also introduced the establishment of an international advisory board (IAB) of prominent persons of considerable and wide-ranging experience.
The primary purpose of the IAB will be to counsel, guide and support the MTN Group from time to time in fulfilling its vision and objective of being one of the premier African corporations with a global footprint in telecommunications, contributing to increased digital inclusion in Africa and the Middle East, a pivotal aspect of the fourth industrial revolution
The six member board will be chaired by former South African president, Thabo Mbeki, and includes Dr Aisha Abdullahi from Nigeria. She is a former African Union Commissioner for Political Affairs and former Nigerian Ambassador to the Republic of Guinea. A Fellow of the Chemical Society of Nigeria, Dr Abdullahi holds a Ph.D. in Organic Chemistry from Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University (ATBU), Bauchi.