MTN Nigeria appoints Funso Aina Manager, External Relations



Lasun Alagbe

Former journalist and cultural diplomat, Funso Aina, is now the Manager, External Relations at MTN Nigeria.

Aina, who until the appointment was the company’s public relations manager, first gave hint of the elevation in a Facebook post where many of his friends have since been congratulating him and extolling his virtues.

As the public relations manager, the friendly and witty professional 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.

A 2005 fellow of the Commonwealth Press Union, Aina is also a recipient of the prestigious International Visitor Leadership Programme, sponsored by the US government.

He is married with three children


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