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GSMA | Nigeria’s Wale Goodluck heads African operations

GSMA | Nigeria’s Wale Goodluck heads African operations
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The GSM Association (GSMA) has appointed Nigeria’s Wale Goodluck to head the sub-Saharan African operation of the world mobile industry’s trade group.

 Technology Times has learnt that the appointment due to take effect today for Goodluck who resigned last year as Corporate Services Executive at MTN Nigeria, the nation’s biggest mobile phone company, in wake of the fine imposed on the telco by Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC).

Goodluck who is expected to resume his position as head of Region for sub-Saharan operations of GSMA this week will oversee a critical market of the world mobile industry association.

Goodluck will focus on key policy and development issues affecting the mobile industry in emerging markets and will be responsible for representing the GSMA in sub-Saharan region, “with respect to our member operators, government authorities and policy makers, ecosystem players, vendors, and any other key organisations acting in the region and society at large.” 

 

Mobile market….Technology Times file photo shows a phone shop at Ikeja Computer Village in Lagos
Mobile market….Technology Times file photo shows a phone shop at Ikeja Computer Village in Lagos, the commercial capital of Nigeria

Goodluck confirmed his acceptance of the new job in a phone conversation with Technology Times this morning expressing his readiness to promote the vision of the world GSM mobile industry pressure group.

“Yes. I have accepted the position to head the sub-Saharan African operations of GSMA”, Goodluck told Technology Times this morning.

He resumes today and will works from the Kenyan office of the GSMA.

According to information obtained from the GSMA website, in his new role as Head of Region for sub-Saharan Africa, Goodluck forms an integral part of the GSMA’s senior management team and reports to the group’s Chief Regulatory Officer.

Head of Regions are a key strategic role who operate at a regional level, yet intervene on country or sub-regional basis and will anticipate and react to issues affecting the mobile industry and lead GSMA engagement strategy in the Sub-Saharan Africa region.

Wale Goodluck
Wale Goodluck, ex-Corporate Services Executive at MTN Nigeria 

Goodluck will focus on key policy and development issues affecting the mobile industry in emerging markets and will be responsible for representing the GSMA in sub-Saharan region, “with respect to our member operators, government authorities and policy makers, ecosystem players, vendors, and any other key organisations acting in the region and society at large.”

Goodluck will be responsible for ensuring delivery of the GSMA priorities and KPIs in the region as well as providing the “voice of the region” back to the world mobile phone body and work to improve GSMA member engagement in your region.

The GSMA represents the interests of mobile operators worldwide, uniting nearly 800 operators with almost 300 companies in the broader mobile ecosystem, including handset and device makers, software companies, equipment providers and Internet companies, as well as organisations in adjacent industry sectors, according to the body.

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