Mr. Akinwale Goodluck
Akinwale Goodluck is the Head of the GSMA in Sub-Saharan Africa and has
primary responsibility for the attainment of the GSMA’s objective in Africa
of connecting everyone and everything to a better future. He leads GSMA’s
objective to serve as a guiding beacon for the mobile industry in Africa,
focusing on collaboration between mobile operators, governments and other
ecosystem players to overcome the physical, social and economic barriers to
GSMA’s vision for a better future. Akinwale joined the GSMA in February
Akinwale Goodluck is a Solicitor of the Supreme Court of Nigeria and has
had a career spanning Investment Banking, Legal Practice and in the last 15
years been engaged in the ICT & mobile communications sector working
for MTN Nigeria Communications Limited for 14 years, 7 of which was at
Executive level with primary responsibility for the management of the
Regulatory, Commercial Legal, Reputation, Corporate Governance and
Stakeholdermanagement risks for MTN Nigeria.
Akinwale provided leadership for the Regulatory objectives of the MTN Group
Limited and all its 23 Operations spread across Africa and the Middle East.
He was appointed by the GSMA to Chair the GSMA Chief Policy &
Regulatory Officers Group Sub Saharan Africa, in January 2015 for a
two-year term, providing Regulatory Policy and Strategy for mobile
telecommunication companies operating in Sub Saharan Africa.
Akinwale has served onthe Board of several Companies among which are the
MTN Nigeria Foundation, Nigeria Internet Exchange Limited, The Digital
Bridge Institute, the Association of Licensed Telecommunications Operators
of Nigeria, the Lagos State Innovation Council and he continues to serve on
the Board of the Redeemers International School and other private
Akinwale has been recognized as an authority, respected resource person and
much sought after speaker locally and internationally in the realm of ICT
Regulation & other utilities.
He is an alumnus of the Lagos State University, The Nigeria Law School and
the Harvard Business School.