MTN Nigeria has announced the promotion of Funso Aina to Senior Manager, External Relations.
Coming from journalism background as an Assistant Editor with The Nation and Senior Reporter with The News, Tempo and PM, Aina over 22 years’ experience in cultural diplomacy and telecoms.
Based on his vast experience and academic background, Funso takes PR beyond nomenclature – to a demonstrable understanding of the strategic importance of targeted communication and its use in the achievement of business results and organisational efficiency.
He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in History (University of Ilorin) and a Masters in International Relations (Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife).
An Associate of the Nigerian Institute of Public Relations (NIPR), Funso joined MTN in January 2009, and until his appointment, he was the company’s Public Relations Manager where he had oversight responsibility for MTN’s reputation/perception management; stakeholder management; media relations and PR leveraging for all activities; corporate sponsorships and events management.
Prior to joining MTN, Funso was the Communications Manager of British Council, United Kingdom’s (UK’s) international organisation for educational opportunities and cultural relations.
Aina was at various times, Punch Chief Correspondent at the Presidential Villa, Abuja; Foreign Affairs Correspondent and a member of the newspaper’s Editorial Board.