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West Africa Com 2023
June 2023

Olusola Teniola
National Coordinator (Nigeria) at Alliance for Affordable Internet (A4AI)


Olusola Teniola is a techie turned business leader who has a proven track record in growing profitable revenue and PBIT. He is engaged in various telco related projects out of Lagos, Nigeria. He was very briefly the CEO of Phase3 Telecom based in Abuja before deciding to launch out on his own. Previously he was Client Partner to Detecon Consulting GmBH leading Nigeria and Ghana opportunities in Africa. Prior to that he was CEO of IS Internet Solutions (a Dimension Data & NTT company) based in Nigeria that is the largest provider of Internet value added services in Africa.
Prior to IS Internet Solutions, Olusola has held a range of Senior Leadership and Management positions such as Chief Operating Officer of Phase 3 Telecom, Nigeria where he achieved 47% EBITDA and substantial sales and revenue growth. In addition to his telecom’s experience he has consulted on major projects for a range of clients including the international NGO, World Vision and UK charity, Diversity Hub.

Olusola began his career developing a strong foundation in software engineering working with major global corporations such Vodafone, British Telecom and Nortel Networks. After several years as a software engineer and architect consultant, Olusola moved to the commercial side of business and took on technical marketing and project management roles at Cisco Systems and Lucent technologies. Whetting his appetite for commercial business, he studied fulltime at the University of Bath gaining a Times Top 100 MBA which opened the door to his leadership career. He also holds a BEng (Hons) in Computer and Information Engineering.

Olusola is part of a high leverage network in Nigeria with strong connections with the Nigerian Regulatory Authority and the Ministry of Communications & Digital Economy. Alongside them, he is helping to pave the way to real change in Broadband and Telecoms in Nigeria, improving the lives of communities across the country.

He is the immediate past President of the Association of Telecommunications Companies of Nigeria (ATCON), the National Coordinator for the Alliance for Affordable Internet (www.a4ai.org) and a member of the Institute of Directors (IoD) both in Nigeria and London.

Agenda Sessions

  • Panel: Critical connectivity - Universal broadband is Nigeria’s top priority