Nigerian ISP Tizeti announces new board Chairman and members

Nigerian ISP Tizeti announces new Board Chairman and members
Emmanuel Ikazoboh, Board Chairman, Tizeti Network Limited

West Africa’s pioneer solar-based internet service provider Tizeti, has announced the appointment of Emmanuel Ikazoboh as its Board Chairman.

Ikazoboh is the immediate past Group Chairman of Ecobank Transnational Incorporated, ARM Pensions Managers Limited, and is the International Vice Chairman at International Institute for Sustainable Development, Canada. He also held senior positions at the Nigerian Stock Exchange and Central Securities Clearing System.

Currently Ikazoboh is an independent/Non-Executive Director for Nampak Packaging Limited South Africa and Dangote Cement Plc and a member of the Presidential Committee for the restructuring of the Nigerian Government Ministries, Agencies, and Commissions and the reduction of the cost of governance, said a company statement.

Commenting on his appointment, Ikazoboh said, “Tizeti’s growing market share in the unlimited internet market in Nigeria provides huge opportunities to tackle digital exclusion for millions in the region. The company’s impact over the last nine years and ongoing transformation reveal the opportunities ahead, especially in a digital economy. Tizeti has a deserved reputation for its innovative products and disruptive approach, and I look forward to serving as its Board Chairman.”

Further Ikazoboh, has also held previous roles as the Chairman/CEO of Deloitte West and Central Africa; Managing Partner for Deloitte Cote d’Ivoire (Ivory Coast), and Client Service Director for Deloitte Africa. He also served as Partner of Deloitte and Touche in Dartford UK and brings an international perspective to Tizeti’s business, added the statement.

He holds an MBA in Financial Management from Manchester University Business School, is certified as a UK Certified Accountant, and holds Fellowships at the Chartered Association of Certified Accountants and the Nigeria Institute of Chartered Accountants.

The other new members of the Tizeti board include Engr. Okechukwu Obiagwu and Patricia Aiyedun. Okechukwu Obiagwu is an Electrical/Electronic Engineer with significant experience in the oil and gas industry. He previously worked at Halliburton Energy Service for 19 years and rose to senior leadership before he explored his interests in alternative/clean energy, oil and gas services, and eCommerce.

Patricia Aiyedun is the Chief Financial Officer at inq. Digital (previously Vodacom Business Africa) and has 16 years of broad experience in professional service. Her experience covers due diligence on M&A transactions, financial reporting, auditing, and advisory. She previously worked as a Senior Manager at the Big 4 firm PricewaterhouseCoopers and started her career at Diamond Bank.

Kendall Ananyi, Chief Executive Officer of Tizeti commented, “Tizeti continues to grow at a fast pace and expanding our board will provide the guidance our leadership team needs to continue to grow the company to fulfill its mission of being Africa’s top provider of Internet and Voice. It also helps to increase corporate governance & diversity, improve corporate decision making & strategy at our company, and position Tizeti firmly for the digital economy.