|Lanre Ajayi, new president, ATCON|
The chief executive officer of Pinet Informatics, Mr. Lanre Ajayi has emerged the new national president of the Association of Telecommunications Companies of Nigeria (ATCON).
His election came in the wake of the general election of ATCON which held immediately after its 2012 Annual General Meeting (AGM) in Lagos at the weekend and he takes over from Mr. Titi Omo-Ettu, the chief executive officer, Telecom Answers Associates.
Mr. Ajayi whose emergence was unopposed, was the immediate past president of the Nigeria Internet Group (NiG) and is currently serving on the board of Generic Name Supporting Organisation (GNSO) of the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN), the global Internet coordinating agency.
Executive Secretary, ATCON, Mr. Ajibola Olude confirmed that Mr. Ajayi leads six other members of the National Executive Council (NEC), including Mr. Olusola Teniola of Phase3 Telecom emerged first Vice-President , Engr. Anthony Nwosu is the second Vice President.
Others are Mr. David O. Roberts of CeBit Park Limited retained his position as the General Secretary of the association alongside Mrs. Aderonke Adeyegbe who came in as the Treasurer, Mr. Sunday Oyekanmi Gbenjo, Coordinator, Customer Equipment Dealer, Mr. Akinlabi Akin Akinbo. Coordinator, Consulting Group.
In his acceptance speech, Mr. Ajayi promised to focus attention on three core areas during his two year tenure.
He outlined these, to include the provision of enabling environment for further growth of the telecom industry; advocacy for industry self-regulation and pursuit of human capacity development.
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