Embattled telco, 9mobile has appointed Phillips Oki as its new Chief Financial Officer (CFO). The company made this known in a statement made available to the public.
Phillips Oki’s profile
Oki, who has already assumed duty, according to the Acting Managing Director of 9mobile, Stephanie Beuvelet, emerged through a meticulous process that sought to identify the best fit for the towering requirements of the critical position, given the new phase of the business which targets to explore new grounds of success.
The new CFO brings to 9mobile over two decades of cognate work experience in functional areas across financial accounting and management, audit, business and project management, financial reporting, and budgeting.
With robust experience cutting across private and public sectors, including the academia, Oki possesses a rare blend of invaluable insights and working knowledge in the vast field of finance.
Prior to joining 9mobile, Oki’s career progressed steadily over time across organisations where he played strategic roles resolving challenges innovatively and creating commendable solutions.
From a successful audit role at KPMG Nigeria and consulting experience with Price Water Coopers (PWC), he joined Royal Marchant Bank and moved on to other organizations including Pepsico International, TBIC Nigeria Ltd and Babcock University.
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He joined Visafone Communication Ltd from 2007 to 2015 as Financial Controller where he gained extensive experience in Treasury, Commercial, Reporting and Planning operations.
An Economist and a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountant of Nigeria (FCA), Oki is an astute project manager having delivered projects across multi-disciplinary organisations like Adam Smith International, UK, Department For International Development (DFID), UK and Pension Transitional Arrangement Directorate (PTAD), Nigeria.
Emerging Markets Telecommunication Services Limited (EMTS) – also known as 9mobile – is a Nigerian private limited liability company. EMTS acquired a Unified Access Service License from the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) in 2007. The License enables EMTS to provide Fixed Telephony (wired or wireless), Digital Mobile Services, International Gateway Services and National/Regional Long Distance Services in addition to spectrum assignments in the 900 and 1800 MHz bands.
With a recent name change and rebranding in July 2017, the company launched its new brand identity – 9mobile, with an unveiling of the new name and logo. The new brand identity, according to the telco, reflects the bold and creative attributes which we share with our valued subscribers especially the vibrant youth segment.