Telnet Nigeria Limited has announced the appointment of Folorunso Aliu, as the new Group Managing Director of Telnet Group and Adewale Adetugbo as Group Executive Director of the group.
The company made the announcement following the departure of its erstwhile Group Managing Director, Gbenga Odujinrin.
Aliu who joined the company in 2000 and rose through the ranks before being appointed GMD. He was at various times, Head of Network Support department, National Coordinator of Network Support unit, Managing Director of iTECO (Nigeria) Limited, a subsidiary of the Group and the Group Project Director for Telnet (Nigeria) Limited.
He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Engineering from Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife and a Masters of Business Administration (MBA) from Lagos Business School (LBS).
He is a Certified Management Consultant (CMC) and Fellow of the Institute of Management Consultants (FIMC). He is a published author and is married with three children.
Adetugbo, who was formerly Chief Technical Officer of Telnet (Nigeria) Limited, has over two decades of experience in engineering, high technology and strategy consulting in West Africa.
Working at Telnet in a variety of roles, he has been responsible for a number of client successes by bridging the gap between business and technology for Telnet’s clients.
He holds a B.Sc. in Electrical Engineering from the University of Lagos, an MBA from IESE Business School in addition to various other technical certifications.
He was the first Nigerian to earn the coveted CCIE (Cisco Certified Internetwork Expert) certification living in Nigeria and was for over a decade the only certified internetwork expert south of the Sahara.