Zain Group announces the promotion of Dr. Andrew Arowojolu to group chief regulatory officer (CRO), effective October 1, 2016.
This important role within Zain Group will see Dr. Andrew liaise with Regulatory Authorities across the company's eight-country footprint, dealing with multiple issues including spectrum licence terms and conditions as well as working with various industry bodies such as the GSMA and Samena Council to enhance the regional telecommunications sector. As part of the senior executive management team, he will also address regulatory matters pertaining to the development of new expansion opportunities and in support of the implementation of Zain's digital lifestyle strategy.
A seasoned telecom executive with over 25 years of experience and a proven track-record in the telecom industry across the Middle East, Europe, Africa and Asia, Dr. Andrew joined Zain in 2003 and most recently held the role of group executive director, strategy & business development. Prior to joining Zain, he had worked in professional engineering, consulting for 11 years for UK based firms, specializing in radio network design, software solutions and engineering services for telecommunications operators.
Commentingon the appointment, Zain Group CEO Scott Gegenheimer said: ""With the ever increasing importance of telecom regulation in our region, Dr. Andrew has the right qualifications and industry experience to support all Zain operations in their crucial dealings with regulators. Given his distinguished record, I have every confidence he will further ensure that critical regulatory issues, which are prominent and have a material impact on our business now and into the future, are given their due attention.""
Gegenheimer continued: ""It is a particular pleasure to promote a Zain stalwart to a senior position, fulfilling our human resources policy of capitalizing on and promoting our talented leaders from within.""