Carl Cruz appointed MD/CEO of Airtel Nigeria (

Carl Cruz appointed MD/CEO of Airtel Nigeria


By Funmilola Gboteku

Airtel Africa has appointed Mr Carl Cruz as the Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of Airtel Nigeria.

This is contained in a statement by the companys Group Chief Executive Officer, Mr Segun Ogunsanya, on Thursday in Lagos.

Ogunsanya said the appointment would take effect from May 5, 2023.

He also said that Cruz would join the Executive Committee as the Regional Operating Director reporting to the Airtel Africa Group Chief Executive Officer and the Board of Airtel Networks Ltd (Nigeria).

Ogunsanya said that Cruz had over 31 years of business and corporate experience from multiple geographies across Africa and Asia.

He said in his most recent position, Cruz served as the Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director of Unilever in West Africa, with responsibility and oversight of three listed operating companies, including Nigeria, Ghana, and Francophone Africa.


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