9mobile Appoints New Chief Financial Officer

A Telecommunications company in Nigeria, 9mobile has announced the appointment of Mr Phillips Oki as its new Chief Financial Officer.

The Acting Managing Director of the company, Stephanie Beuvelet, who revealed this in a statement issued on Monday in Lagos, stated that Oki has resumed duty. Beuvelet noted that Oki emerged as the best person for the job after a rigorous search process.

“The new CFO brings to 9mobile over twenty years of cognate work experience in functional areas across financial accounting and management, audit, business and project management, financial reporting, and budgeting.

“With vast experience cutting across private and public sectors, including the academia, Mr Oki possesses a rare blend of invaluable insights and working knowledge in the vast field of finance.

“Before joining 9mobile, Oki’s career progressed steadily over time across businesses where he played strategic roles resolving challenges innovatively and creating commendable solutions,” Beuvelet noted.

He said that Oki had worked in several companies which include KPMG Nigeria, Price Water Coopers (PWC), Royal Merchant Bank, Pepsico International, TBIC Nigeria Ltd and in the educational sector with Babcock University. Oki was an economist and a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountant of Nigeria (FCA), he is also a project manager, who has delivered projects across multi-disciplinary organisations like Adam Smith International, United Kingdom, among others.

He also said that members of the senior management team were excited to have Oki on board and are positive that his experience would count in providing strategic financial leadership for the organisation.

“We are excited to have Oki as a part of our team. Finance is a huge part of any business, especially one like ours in a competitive Telecommunications space where it continues to be imperative to have operational costs within healthy bounds.

“We are very confident that Oki will leverage his wealth of experience to inspire the finance team to deliver on their mandate,” Beuvelet said.