Airtel Nigeria appoints new CEO


By Wisdom Deji-Folutile

Airtel has announced the appointment of C. Surendran as the new Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of its operations in Africa and Nigeria.

In a statement on Wednesday, the company said Surendran’s appointment would take effect from August 1, 2021.

The new chief replaces Olusegun Ogunsanya as the new leader of the company’s operations in Nigeria and Africa.


The statement said that Surendran has been with the company for 18 years, with over 30 years of business experience, which included a 15-year-long career at Xerox.

Airtel Nigeria further said that Surendran would transition into his new role from June 1, 2021, and spend the time onboarding into the business until July 31, 2021.