Pan-African telecoms group Liquid Telecom has appointed Wole Abu as Chief Executive Officer for Liquid Telecom Nigeria and its new Africa Data Centre (ADC) in the country, effective January 2021.
Before joining Liquid Telecom, Abu was the CEO of Pan African Towers Limited (PAT), and had previously served as the Vice President of Sales at Airtel Nigeria.
Abu has also held several senior management roles in the Human Resources, Engineering, Operations, Finance, Legal, and Marketing departments.
Commenting on his appointment, Mohamed Abdel Bassit, Regional CEO, MEWA, Liquid Telecom said, “Abu brings over 14 years of experience in the telecommunications industry which will be integral as we continue to expand our fibre network reach on the African Continent.”
“With our East to West link going live, it is integral that we start working with businesses in Nigeria to develop the local telecom and technology ecosystem and also establish ourselves as the go to data centre provider,” he added.
Liquid Telecom is set to build Africa’s single largest data centre outside of South Africa in Lagos.
Once the Data Centre is complete, it will address the growing demand for cloud storage and digital services on the continent, and Abu will be responsible for overseeing the strategic growth of ADC’s operations in this new market.
Commenting on his appointment, Abu said, “I am excited to bring my polyfocal blend of functional skills to the team as the Africa Data Centre makes it possible for Nigerians to get access to Cloud services at affordable rates and allowing them to meet local data regulatory requirements”.
“I also look forward to showcasing Liquid Telecom’s commitment to Nigeria’s digital transformation journey which is linked to staying true to our belief that every individual has the right to be connected”, he concluded.