MTN Nigeria has appointed Funso Aina as senior manager, external relations.

Until his latest appointment, Aina was the company’s public relations manager. He had the oversight responsibility for MTN’s reputation/perception management and stakeholder management.

He was also in charge of media relations and PR leveraging for all activities including corporate sponsorship and events management.

In his new role as senior manager, he is expected to provide deep insight on strategy and drive targeted engagement with MTN’s critical stakeholders.

He will provide support in the business’ strategic approach towards enhancing its corporate reputation, particularly as regards engaging and managing critical stakeholders.

Prior to joining MTN in January 2009, Aina had built his experience in journalism and cultural diplomacy.

He was a one-time communications manager for British council and worked at The Punch and The Nation newspapers.

He also worked at Independent Communications Network Limited, publishers of The News, Tempo magazines and PM newspapers.

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