MTN Nigeria appoints Modupe Kadri as ED, CFO

… After a 5 year back-to-back outstanding achievements as the CFO, MTN Ghana 

In recognition of his exceptional leadership skills and financial whiz, Mr Modupe Kadiri has been appointed the Executive Director (ED) and Chief Financial Officer (CFO) for Nigeria’s leading telecommunications giant, MTN Nigeria.

In a release signed by the company’s secretary, Ugo Ukpanah today, Friday, the outgoing CFO, MTN Ghana would be replacing Mr Adekunle Awobodu as CFO; whose intended departure was announced in July 2019, and is expected to resume his new position on Sunday, March 1st, 2020.

Mr Modupe, a Nigerian and devout Muslim, joined MTN Ghana in 2014 as the CFO after an impressive seven-year career, where he held the positions of General Manager, Financial Operations and also General Manager, Financial Planning at MTN Nigeria.

Muslim News can confirm that Mr Modupe’s leadership and superior skills in directing the financial operations of MTN Ghana are evidenced by the sustained growth of the company in a difficult economic environment.

For his outstanding achievements in the sector, Mr Modupe was adjudged the best Ghana Telecoms CFO of the Year 2015, 2016, 2018 and 2019 at the Ghana Finance Innovation Awards held in Accra.

Mr Kadri

According to the company, Mr Modupe fondly called MAK by admirers has earned great respect within the company due to his dedication, extensive knowledge, financial expertise and experience.

The statement said: “Modupe is accustomed to translating business objectives into powerful results and has led several business critical projects as CFO in Ghana.”

His appointment, MTN Nigeria said, shows their commitment to building local talent and strength of their leadership development strategy.

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Modupe received his Bachelors degree in Economics and Masters degree in Management from the University of Lagos, Akoka.

He is also a fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria (ICAN) and Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA).

Mr Modupe

He joined MTN Nigeria in 2007 as General Manager, Finance Operations and was appointed General Manager, Financial Planning in 2013. In 2014, he was acting CFO for three months after which he was appointed CFO, MTN Ghana and has won the Ghana Telecoms CFO of the year award four times (2015, 2016, 2018 and 2019).

MTN Nigeria is pleased to announce the appointment of Modupe Kadri as Executive Director (ED) and Chief Financial Officer (CFO). He replaces Adekunle Awobodu as CFO; whose intended departure was announced in July 2019.

By: Safiyyah AbdurRazaq 

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