Tobechukwu Okigbo Now MTN Nigeria’s Corporate Relations Head
Former corporate service officer for Smile Communications, Tobechukwu Okigbo, has joined the Nigerian telecoms market leader, MTN as its new corporate relations executive.
The management of MTN Nigeria says it appointed Okigbo as its corporate relations executive due to the wealth of experience he has garnered over the years.
“Reputed for his exemplary work ethic and result-oriented approach to work, Okigbo is well-positioned to add significant value to MTN as he brings an excellent track record and vast experience to the role,” the statement read.
Okigbo is expected to lead the company’s approach towards enhancing its corporate reputation and projecting its corporate citizenship status. He would also provide deep insight on strategy and drive targeted engagement with critical stakeholders.
Okigbo, who began his career in 1990 as a legal counsel at Eddie Ntephe and Co, has worked as a consultant to the federal government. He was also the political editor of a newspaper.
He is a centre for effective dispute resolution (CEDR UK) certified resolution professional and was a manager (north) at the Negotiation and Conflict Management Group.
His foray into telecoms began in 2005 when he joined the V-mobile (now Airtel) legislative affairs team and rose to lead government and environmental affairs.
With close to 30 years of professional experience in the legal and telecommunication sectors, Okigbo is a qualified lawyer; an alumnus of the University of Maiduguri and the University of Liverpool, England where he graduated with an MBA.