Boye Olusanya, Former Deputy Managing Director of Celtel Nigeria (now Airtel Nigeria), is taking over as Chief Executive Officer of Etisalat Nigeria during the transition period, according to reports.
Matthew Willsher stepped down as CEO on Monday, along with the Chief Financial Officer, Olawole Obasunloye.
Joseph Nnana, a Deputy governor of the Central Bank, will be the chairman of the board, replacing Hakeem Belo-Osagie, who has also resigned.
Olusanya was a member of the pioneer team of Airtel in 2001 and survived various boardroom crises — a factor said to have contributed to his choice to manage the Etisalat saga.
He holds a BSc in Civil Engineering and MSc in Environmental Civil Engineering from Liverpool University and another MSc in computer science from Manchester University.