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Monday, June 28, 2010

Gill, Adebayo join Starcomms board

The management of Starcomms Plc has announced the appointment of two new top officers.
These include Messrs Richard Gill and Olutunde Adebayo, who would work as Directors of Marketing and Business Enterprise respectively.

The new Marketing Director, Mr. Gill, is an engineer with an MBA and comes on board Starcomms with a wealth of experience from several telecommunications markets across the world.

Also, the new Director, Business Enterprise, Mr. Olutunde Adebayo has held a range of senior management positions spanning over 20 years in world class organizations, including Vodafone Global Enterprise, BT Retail & Global Services, LogicaCMG, T-Mobile , British Gas and London Electricity plc.

Commenting on these appointments, the chief executive officer, Starcomms, Mr. Maher Qubain, said that Gill and Adebayo were appointed to strengthen the operations of Starcomms, in order to add more value and help sustain the innovation drive of the telecom operator.

He pointed out that Gill has held several senior positions in Europe, Africa, the Caribbean and South America in companies such as Verizon Communications, T-Mobile International and Digicel, in addition to over 20-year marketing experience in telecommunications and utilities.

Mr. Maher noted that Adebayo was a Principal Consultant for BT Telconsult setting up the enterprise business unit for MTN Nigeria.

Adebayo, a graduate of Political Economy with an MSc in Information Systems & Technology has the new role of managing and growing the enterprise business unit for Starcomms Plc.

Starcomms leads Nigeria’s telecomm industry in providing triple-play services. It pioneered the 1xEV-DO-based mobile broadband deployment in the country and launched i-Zap which provides high speed mobile internet for Customers and businesses in Nigeria.

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