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Vodacom Picks Chime to Head Nigerian Operations



By Adedapo Adesanya

Top telecommunications service provider, Vodacom Business Limited, has appointed Mr Valentine Chime as the Managing Director of its Nigerian operations.

This was disclosed in a statement from the company on Monday, July 6, following his appointment by the company’s board of directors and filling of the vacancy left by the former MD, Mr Wale Odeyemi.

With his appointment, Mr Chime has been charged with driving the company’s vision in becoming Africa’s leading cloud and digital service provider.

The new Vodacom head expressed his enthusiasm to take up the position and challenge of building the Vodacom brand in the country.

“Vodacom Business Africa (Nigeria) Limited is well-known and very respected in the industry, and I look forward to taking up this mission.

“COVID-19 has accelerated digital transformation, and we are perfectly positioned to deliver intelligent connectivity through seamless delivery of cloud and digital services and technologies to our clients,” he said.

Prior to his appointment, Mr Chime was with Aruwa Capital, a private equity company investing across West Africa. He also worked at Kaizen Venture Partners, a private equity company focused on distressed assets. He has held various C-suite positions in a number of portfolio companies in different sectors.

Vodacom Business is a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Vodacom Group. It is a leading pan-African corporate connectivity and telecommunications provider that has brought affordable and reliable connectivity to Africa since 1992.

The company serves many industries ranging from finance, oil and gas, mining and construction right through to retail and distribution, as well as tourism.

Adedapo Adesanya is a journalist, polymath, and connoisseur of everything art. When he is not writing, he has his nose buried in one of the many books or articles he has bookmarked or simply listening to good music with a bottle of beer or wine. He supports the greatest club in the world, Manchester United F.C.

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