By Our Reporter
Jumoke Akande today joins Avanti Communications as Chief Marketing Officer.
Based in Avanti’s new offices in Lagos, Nigeria, Akande will be working closely with Avanti’steams across the globe. She will be responsible for developing an integrated channel strategyacrosskeysectorsincluding mobility,enterprise,defence andeducation.
Libby Barr, COO – Customer at Avanti Communications, said: “I am delighted to welcomeJumoketoourgrowingteamofseniorexecutivesinNigeria.Jumokeisaprovenleaderwithover20years’experienceinmarketingandjoinsusatan excitingtime.
“What stood out about Jumoke was her extensive experience managing teams across marketsandlaunchinglarge-scalecampaignsinAfrica.Wecan’twaittoseeherstrategicinsightinactioninthisnewlycreatedrole.HerexperiencewillbevitalinhelpingAvantireachitsgrowthambitionsoverthe nextfewyears.”
PriortojoiningAvanti,AkandewasanAssociateDirectoratGICL/IHSTowerswheresheoversawtheirfibreandruraltelephonymarketingstrategy.ShehasalsoheldseniorrolesatMainOne,DellTechnologiesand consultedforleading MNOsinAfrica includingMTNNigeria.
About Jumoke Akande
Jumoke Akande has more than 20 years’ experience in developing and deploying go-to-marketstrategies across the telecoms sector. Jumoke joined Avanti Communications from GICL/IHSTowers where she oversaw their Fibre and Rural telephony marketing strategy. Prior to this, sheranmarketingandbusiness solutionsatMainOne, Dell Technologies, andMTNNigeria.
Avanti Communications is the leading Ka-band high throughput satellite capacity partner to thecommunications industry in EMEA – extending and guaranteeing coverage for defencemissions,enterprisesolutions andcriticalpublicservices.
Through the HYLAS satellite fleet and partners in 118 countries, Avanti provides dedicated fixedandflexible-beamsatelliteconnectivity,withextensivecoverageacrossEurope,theMiddleEastand Africa. Avanti has invested $1.2bn in a network that incorporates orbital slots in Ka-bandspectrum,satellites,groundstations,datacentersand afibrering.