The company in a statement revealed that the appointment is to provide deep insight on strategy and drive targeted engagement with critical stakeholders.
MTN said Okigbo will lead its approach towards enhancing its corporate reputation and projecting its corporate citizenship status.
“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, a lawyer, is an alumnus of the University of Maiduguri and the University of Liverpool, where he graduated with an MBA.
He joins MTN from Smile Communications where he was chief corporate services officer.
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.
Posted by Juliet Ekwebelam (The Cable)