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Omobola Johnson

Non-Executive Director

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An alumnus of the prestigious University of Manchester, University of London and Cranfield University, Dr. Johnson started her professional career in management consulting in the London Office of Arthur Andersen/Andersen Consulting (now known as Accenture) in 1985.

In 2005, Dr. Johnson was appointed as the Country Managing Director for Accenture. In March 2010, She sought early retirement from Accenture to enable her to engage and participate more deeply in nation building by deploying the skills and competencies as a member of Nigeria’s Presidential Advisory Council. She became Nigeria’s Minister of Communication Technology in 2011, and, during her four-year tenure at the ministry, she oversaw the creation and implementation of policy to enable affordable internet, including the development and presentation of the country’s 2013-2018 National Broadband Plans. During her time as minister, the percentage of internet users in the country nearly doubled from 24% (2010) to 43% (2014). She served meritoriously in that capacity until May 2015.

She is a Fellow of the Aspen Global Leadership Network (AGLN) and serves on the boards of several blue-chip companies. Dr. Johnson brings to the board over 30 years of experience from both the private and public sectors of the Nigerian economy. She was appointed to the board with effect from 29 January 2016. She is a member of the Finance and Risk Committee and also represents the board on the statutory Audit Committee.

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