Leading telecommunications service provider, Airtel Nigeria, has announced the appointment of Veronica Onoja as Vice President for the telco’s Mobile Money segment.
Under her new role, Onoja is tasked with bringing her significant experience in the East African mobile money market to bear in driving Airtel Money’s business segment to profitable growth.
The new move is part of the telco’s reorganization of its commercial operations to accelerate growth, drive efficiency and reclaim market leadership in the highly competitive telecoms sector.
The appointment, which takes immediate effect further emphasizes Airtel’s commitment to promoting gender equality in the workplace and endorses Airtel’s recent recognition as one of the top three best places to work in Nigeria by top recruitment firm, Jobberman.
Prior to her new appointment, Onoja was the Regional Operations Director for the South region, during which she wasresponsible for driving the overall business operations and delivery of profitability of Airtel’s business in the region. Under her leadership, the region played a vital role to Airtel’s financial success in the last financial year as the South region bagged an award for the best performing region.
Since joining Airtel in 2003, Onoja has held several positions including; Key Account Consultant, Distribution Specialist, Distribution Manager, Head of Division, Commercial; Regional Sales Manager, Zonal Business Manager, Sales Operations Director (Airtel Tanzania), and Regional Operations Director.
Onoja is an Alumnus of the prestigious Harvard Business School. She holds a Bachelor’s Degree from University of Jos and is also an Alumnus of Lagos Business School and the Indian Institute of Management. She is an Associate Member of the Nigerian Institute of Management and belongs to the prestigious Rotary Club.