Airtel Nigeria appoints human resources director

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Telecommunications services provider, Airtel Nigeria, has announced the elevation of Adebimpe Ayo Elias as Director, Human Resources & Administration, with effect from July 1, 2022.

In her new role, Ms Ayo-Elias will be responsible for driving Airtel Nigeria’s people agenda with a keen focus on ensuring an inspired, happy, and highly engaged workforce.

Prior to this elevation, Ms Ayo-Elias had held the position of Head, HR Business Partnering, and she brings on board over 25 years of cognate experience garnered across several industries, including telecommunications, software and fintech, and human resource consulting.

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According to the Managing Director & Chief Executive Officer, Airtel Nigeria, Surendran Chemmenkotil, said, “Airtel is committed to growing and empowering its internal talent pool as well as reinforcing its drive towards gender diversity, at every level starting with leadership.

“Our employees are our competitive advantage, and we are committed to creating opportunities for all our talented people to succeed, grow, achieve their full potential and fulfil their personal and professional aspirations.

“Adebimpe Ayo Elias has proven to be a transformational leader who is passionate about people, and we are very confident that she will deliver on our people-agenda as we position as employers of first choice for talented Nigerians,” he added.

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She started her career at Societe Generale Bank Nigeria Limited where she was Executive Assistant to the General Manager Human Resource, then moved to Human Edge, MTN, Nokia, Corragio and System Specs Limited where she held several senior HR leadership roles until she joined Airtel in May 2020.

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In addition, she holds educational qualifications from accredited institutions globally, including an M.Sc. in International Human Resource Management from Cranfield University, Bedfordshire, UK.


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