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Ernest Akinlola has more than 23 years of solid management experience in leadership positions in blue chip organizations across the world such as T-Mobile, British Telecom, Lycamobile, United Parcel Service, Glaxosmithkline and Etisalat Nigeria.

As a renowned leader within the international mobile industry with in-depth knowledge of the ICT space, Ernest has been at the heart of the most ground breaking and transformational initiatives.
At T-Mobile Ernest was responsible for the commercial launch and operations of Virgin Mobile virtual network operator (MVNO) growing the business from a $100m start up to a $1.5bn IPO. This has become the benchmark worldwide standard.

As Retail Programme Director he also led the transformational rollout of a retail footprint of 250 stores in the UK in record time, driving brand awareness and increased market share.

Ernest has held several senior positions such as Chief Operations Officer at Lycamobile Ltd ( Europe ’s fastest growing prepaid MVNO) where he established operations on separate network operators in Switzerland , Belgium , Sweden , UK , Norway , Denmark and Germany over a period of 18 months.
He was retained as a consultant to device a retail roll out strategy and project plan for Telec Nigeria. He led the concept design, location and execution of retail stores for mobile devices and accessories.

Ernest held the position of Marketing Director at Etisalat Nigeria, between 2009 and 2011 where he has successfully led the retail rollout expansion and the development and launch of innovative propositions increasing active subscribers and ARPU in excess of 150% respectively by Q1 2011.

Ernest is a fellow of the Chartered association of certified accountants. He holds a first degree in Applied Economics (Hons) from East London University and an MBA from Manchester Business School.

He is Prince 2 and MSP project management accredited and has also attended the first class Miller Heiman courses on large account management and courses on Strategic Marketing at LBS. He has extensive experience in executive coaching and mentoring and has received advanced training in the G.R.O.W methodology for self advancement.

Ernest is passionate about business excellence, execution and people empowerment amd nurturing talent.




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