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Juergen Peschel

Acting Chief Executive Officer

Juergen is a senior international executive with an exceptional track record within the Digital, IT, & Telecommunications Industry, including expertise in a wide variety of industry verticals and markets.

He has over 25 years of extensive international and operational experience as a technology and business leader. He is an expert problem-solver with a strong focus on user satisfaction and customer service. He is a hands-on business and technical manager with a history of building high-performance organizations, networks and enhancing operational efficiency. He has also served in several managerial roles, drawing diverse experience from more than 50 countries across Europe, the Americas, the Pacific, and Africa.

Over the years, Juergen has worked with Mobile, Fixed Broadband, Enterprise, and TV operators led business restructuring exercises, built growth opportunities, and led organizations to improve revenue by applying innovative services, products, and digitization. He successfully launched the mobile payment service Mpesa in Kenya. He is an innovative, analytical, and result-driven telecom front-liner focused on achieving exceptional results even in a highly competitive environment.

Juergen joined 9mobile in January 2021 and works with the Executive Management Team to ensure a smooth transition and operational efficiency in line with the brand’s vision.

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Juergen Peschel

Acting Chief Executive Officer

Juergen is a senior international executive with an exceptional track record within the Digital, IT, & Telecommunications Industry, including expertise in a wide variety of industry verticals and markets.

He has over 25 years of extensive international and operational experience as a technology and business leader. He is an expert problem-solver with a strong focus on user satisfaction and customer service. He is a hands-on business and technical manager with a history of building high-performance organizations, networks and enhancing operational efficiency. He has also served in several managerial roles, drawing diverse experience from more than 50 countries across Europe, the Americas, the Pacific, and Africa.

Over the years, Juergen has worked with Mobile, Fixed Broadband, Enterprise, and TV operators led business restructuring exercises, built growth opportunities, and led organizations to improve revenue by applying innovative services, products, and digitization. He successfully launched the mobile payment service Mpesa in Kenya. He is an innovative, analytical, and result-driven telecom front-liner focused on achieving exceptional results even in a highly competitive environment.

Juergen joined 9mobile in January 2021 and works with the Executive Management Team to ensure a smooth transition and operational efficiency in line with the brand’s vision.

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Abdulrahman Ado

Executive Director, Regulatory & Corporate Affairs

Mallam Abdulrahman Ado is an accomplished professional and businessman. He has chaired many companies, including Bautek Nigeria Limited, which transformed growing enterprises into thriving businesses, especially in agro-based and metal recycling sectors.

His business interests and experience extend to shipping, hardware equipment supplies, and public and private project finance sourcing across Africa.

A trained Sociologist from the Ahmadu Bello University, Mallam Ado has worked with the Federal Government of Nigeria in various capacities for over 30 years, rising to become the Pioneer Vice-Chairman of the Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission. His extensive experience includes being the Executive Commissioner in charge of Licensing and Consumer Affairs at the Nigerian Communications Commission.

Mallam Ado holds a Post-Graduate Diploma in Telecommunications Regulation from the City University, London. Presently, he sits on the Board of several companies in Nigeria.

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Abdulrahman Ado

Executive Director, Regulatory & Corporate Affairs

Mallam Abdulrahman Ado is an accomplished professional and businessman. He has chaired many companies, including Bautek Nigeria Limited, which transformed growing enterprises into thriving businesses, especially in agro-based and metal recycling sectors.

His business interests and experience extend to shipping, hardware equipment supplies, and public and private project finance sourcing across Africa.

A trained Sociologist from the Ahmadu Bello University, Mallam Ado has worked with the Federal Government of Nigeria in various capacities for over 30 years, rising to become the Pioneer Vice-Chairman of the Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission. His extensive experience includes being the Executive Commissioner in charge of Licensing and Consumer Affairs at the Nigerian Communications Commission.

Mallam Ado holds a Post-Graduate Diploma in Telecommunications Regulation from the City University, London. Presently, he sits on the Board of several companies in Nigeria.

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Phillips Oki

Chief Financial Officer

Phillips boasts over fifteen years of cognate work experience in functional areas across financial accounting and management, audit, business and project management, financial reporting, and budgeting. With robust experience cutting across private and public sectors, including academia, Oki possesses a rare blend of invaluable insights and working knowledge in the vast field of Finance.

Before joining 9mobile, his career progressed steadily across organizations where he played strategic roles in resolving challenges innovatively and creating innovative solutions.

An Economist and a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountant of Nigeria (FCA), Phillips is an astute project manager having delivered projects across multi-disciplinary organizations like Adam Smith International, U.K., Department For International Development (DFID), U.K., and Pension Transitional Arrangement Directorate (PTAD), Nigeria.

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Phillips Oki

Chief Financial Officer

Phillips boasts over fifteen years of cognate work experience in functional areas across financial accounting and management, audit, business and project management, financial reporting, and budgeting. With robust experience cutting across private and public sectors, including academia, Oki possesses a rare blend of invaluable insights and working knowledge in the vast field of Finance.

Before joining 9mobile, his career progressed steadily across organizations where he played strategic roles in resolving challenges innovatively and creating innovative solutions.

An Economist and a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountant of Nigeria (FCA), Phillips is an astute project manager having delivered projects across multi-disciplinary organizations like Adam Smith International, U.K., Department For International Development (DFID), U.K., and Pension Transitional Arrangement Directorate (PTAD), Nigeria.

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Ibrahim Umar

Chief Human Recourses Officer

Ibrahim is an accomplished Senior Executive with extensive leadership and strategic management experience spanning over 20 years across various industries, including Consulting, Telecommunication, Banking, and Energy. His diverse experience also comes from various organisations, across different countries of Europe, the Middle East and Africa.

He is a seasoned HR professional with turnaround expertise in Leadership Management, HR strategy transformation, and employer branding.

Ibrahim has a proven record of developing and executing corporate strategies, that enable growth, innovation, and culture transformation. He is a strategic leader with outstanding interpersonal and communications skills, and leading business transformation.

He is responsible for Talent Management, Organisational Development, Staff Wellbeing, and driving the Corporate Culture of 9mobile.

Ibrahim holds a doctorate in Management from Birmingham University, a Master’s in International Economics and attended several executive education programs from different institutions including CCL, Harvard, Lagos, and London Business Schools

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Ibrahim Umar

Chief Human Recourses Officer

Ibrahim is an accomplished Senior Executive with extensive leadership and strategic management experience spanning over 20 years across various industries, including Consulting, Telecommunication, Banking, and Energy. His diverse experience also comes from various organisations, across different countries of Europe, the Middle East and Africa.

He is a seasoned HR professional with turnaround expertise in Leadership Management, HR strategy transformation, and employer branding.

Ibrahim has a proven record of developing and executing corporate strategies, that enable growth, innovation, and culture transformation. He is a strategic leader with outstanding interpersonal and communications skills, and leading business transformation.

He is responsible for Talent Management, Organisational Development, Staff Wellbeing, and driving the Corporate Culture of 9mobile.

Ibrahim holds a doctorate in Management from Birmingham University, a Master’s in International Economics and attended several executive education programs from different institutions including CCL, Harvard, Lagos, and London Business Schools

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Ore Olajide

Company Secretary& Director, Legal Services

Oreoluwa Omotayo Olajide is a senior lawyer with over three decades of post-call professional and managerial experience. He has a brilliant and analytical legal mind, specializing in core litigation, commercial and general legal practice, company secretarial law, corporate governance, and insolvency.

His ascension to the top, from the courtroom to the board room of corporations, including Emerging Markets Telecommunications Services Limited (EMTS) trading as 9mobile, where he is currently Company Secretary, Director of Legal Services, is the result of his professionalism.

Before his current role at EMTS(9mobile), where he provides Company Secretarial advisory, Commercial advisory, Interfaces with key/critical stakeholders and regulatory agencies, and Litigation and Dispute Management, he was an Interim member of the company’s Board of Directors from June 2017 to November 2018.

Olajide, a 1986 law graduate of the University of Lagos who was called to the Nigerian Bar in 1987, is a member of different professional associations, including the International Bar Association, Nigerian Bar Association, Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, London, Institute of Directors, and Society for Corporate Governance

An alumnus of the Lagos Business School, Ore has received extensive training in Effective Communication & Selling Skills, Accounting, Finance & Budgeting for Non-Accountants, Loan Documentation in Commercial Transactions and Alternative Disputes Resolution.

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Ore Olajide

Company Secretary& Director, Legal Services

Oreoluwa Omotayo Olajide is a senior lawyer with over three decades of post-call professional and managerial experience. He has a brilliant and analytical legal mind, specializing in core litigation, commercial and general legal practice, company secretarial law, corporate governance, and insolvency.

His ascension to the top, from the courtroom to the board room of corporations, including Emerging Markets Telecommunications Services Limited (EMTS) trading as 9mobile, where he is currently Company Secretary, Director of Legal Services, is the result of his professionalism.

Before his current role at EMTS(9mobile), where he provides Company Secretarial advisory, Commercial advisory, Interfaces with key/critical stakeholders and regulatory agencies, and Litigation and Dispute Management, he was an Interim member of the company’s Board of Directors from June 2017 to November 2018.

Olajide, a 1986 law graduate of the University of Lagos who was called to the Nigerian Bar in 1987, is a member of different professional associations, including the International Bar Association, Nigerian Bar Association, Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, London, Institute of Directors, and Society for Corporate Governance

An alumnus of the Lagos Business School, Ore has received extensive training in Effective Communication & Selling Skills, Accounting, Finance & Budgeting for Non-Accountants, Loan Documentation in Commercial Transactions and Alternative Disputes Resolution.

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Ibikunle Jimo

Chief Information Officer

Ibikunle is an experienced business leader, technology, and transformation expert with more than 20 years of experience. He is a strong operation professional skilled in Business Processes, Service Delivery, Program Management, Solution Delivery, and ITIL.

Ibikunle has significantly impacted various companies across IT Services, Consulting, and Telecommunications sectors.

Ibikunle provides strategic leadership relating to technology decisions based on global trends and 9mobile’s vision and mission. In addition to ensuring IT systems security, he is also responsible for the overall alignment of IT resources and management with the long-term objectives of the business.

He holds a Master of Business Administration from the University of Leicester, UK.

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Ibikunle Jimo

Chief Information Officer

Ibikunle is an experienced business leader, technology, and transformation expert with more than 20 years of experience. He is a strong operation professional skilled in Business Processes, Service Delivery, Program Management, Solution Delivery, and ITIL.

Ibikunle has significantly impacted various companies across IT Services, Consulting, and Telecommunications sectors.

Ibikunle provides strategic leadership relating to technology decisions based on global trends and 9mobile’s vision and mission. In addition to ensuring IT systems security, he is also responsible for the overall alignment of IT resources and management with the long-term objectives of the business.

He holds a Master of Business Administration from the University of Leicester, UK.

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Baqi Salihu

Deputy Chief Technical Officer

Baqi Salihu is a seasoned professional with over 18 years of cognate experience in Mobile Telecoms Engineering, Operations, RF Planning & Optimization, and Digital Services. He is a highly accomplished and result-oriented ICT expert with a proven record of building, managing, and growing technology departments and organizations.

Baqi started his career in mobile communication in 2003 with ZTE Corporation of China. He has also worked in MTN Nigeria between 2005 and 2008 before joining Etisalat Nigeria in December 2008.

He received 9mobile CEO’s award of recognition for exceptional achievement in innovation and Etisalat group CEO commendation for cost optimization initiatives.

Baqi holds a bachelor’s degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering from the Federal University of Technology, Minna. He also has a post-graduate certificate in Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning from the McCombs School of Business, University of Texas. Baqi led the Network Quality of service and Support Department as Acting Director from November 13, 2017, and as the substantive Director of the same department since May 2018. He additionally led Network Engineering up till December 2020. He has been the Deputy Chief Technical Officer since January 2021. He joined the then Etisalat on December 15, 2008, where he has been building new and refining existing technology solutions to deliver value to end-users and other stakeholders.

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Baqi Salihu

Deputy Chief Technical Officer

Baqi Salihu is a seasoned professional with over 18 years of cognate experience in Mobile Telecoms Engineering, Operations, RF Planning & Optimization, and Digital Services. He is a highly accomplished and result-oriented ICT expert with a proven record of building, managing, and growing technology departments and organizations.

Baqi started his career in mobile communication in 2003 with ZTE Corporation of China. He has also worked in MTN Nigeria between 2005 and 2008 before joining Etisalat Nigeria in December 2008.

He received 9mobile CEO’s award of recognition for exceptional achievement in innovation and Etisalat group CEO commendation for cost optimization initiatives.

Baqi holds a bachelor’s degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering from the Federal University of Technology, Minna. He also has a post-graduate certificate in Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning from the McCombs School of Business, University of Texas. Baqi led the Network Quality of service and Support Department as Acting Director from November 13, 2017, and as the substantive Director of the same department since May 2018. He additionally led Network Engineering up till December 2020. He has been the Deputy Chief Technical Officer since January 2021. He joined the then Etisalat on December 15, 2008, where he has been building new and refining existing technology solutions to deliver value to end-users and other stakeholders.