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Telecom and social media solutions provider Kirusa has appointed Obafemi Banigbe to its advisory board

Femi is currently managing partner at Silver Rock Technology Services, a startup business and technology consulting firm focusing on information and communication technology (ICT) industries. Prior to co-founding Silver Rock, Femi was the chief operations officer of Millicom Ghana (operators of Tigo) where he also functioned as the acting CEO and CTO. Before this, he was the CTO for Millicom Tanzania. Femi has held leadership roles in Airtel, Celtel & V-Mobile in Nigeria. He has also worked in Ericsson during his early career in several capacities.

Commenting on his joining the advisory board, Femi said, “Over the years, Kirusa has evolved to be one of the most dynamic and innovative player in the mobile messaging, social media, and mobile marketing solutions in the emerging markets. The passion and the constant drive to improve on existing products while leveraging new technologies in a consumer-centric manner has helped Kirusa maintain its innovative brand positioning over the years.”

He added, “I am eagerly looking forward to supporting the management and team as they are set to take advantage of the tremendous growth opportunities that exist in the Africa region.”

Banigbe has joined Kirusa at a crucial juncture as the company is moving forward with plans of diversification and product differentiation, and he is well-position to privide support. As Inderpal Singh Mumick, founder & CEO of Kirusa, said, “Femi is a highly respected leader in the technology Industry. We are pleased to welcome him on our advisory board and look forward to his expertise and strategic ideas to help us in our journey.”

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