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This profile was last updated on 8/27/15  and contains information from public web pages and contributions from the ZoomInfo community.

Mr. Afam Edozie

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Board Member

Company Description: SWIFT NETWORKS Limited (formerly Izaga Networks Limited) is a facilities-based telecommunications services provider of last mile broadband connectivity services to...   more

Employment History

  • Chief Marketing and Strategy Officer
    MTN Foundation
  • Chief Marketing Officer
  • Chief Marketing and Strategy Officer
  • Managing Director
    Ficres Capital Limited
  • Chief Executive Officer
    Ficres Capital Limited
  • Marketing Director
    Richard Branson’s Virgin Group
  • Chief Marketing Officer
    MTN Nigeria
  • Chief Marketing and Strategy Officer
    MTN Nigeria

Board Memberships and Affiliations


  • King’s College Lagos
  • B.Sc. , Chemical Engineering
    The University of Lagos
  • postgraduate degree , Economics
    The University of London
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Web References
Swift Networks : Board of Directors, 27 Aug 2015 [cached]
Mr. Afam Edozie Afam has over 16 years experience in engineering, marketing and executive management in Europe and Nigeria. Afam most recently spent over four years as Chief Marketing and Strategy Officer for MTN Nigeria, where he provided commercial and strategic leadership in helping develop MTN Nigeria from start-up in Nigeria to over 2,000 staff and $500 million profit after tax.
Afam’s background also includes experience with Richard Branson’s Virgin Group, where he served as a Marketing Director; as well as over nine years in marketing and business management with Procter & Gamble Europe and Motorola Cellular in the UK. He has also spent time designing and building high pressure gas infrastructure for transporting natural gas from the North Sea to London with British Gas (now National Grid PLC.) He currently runs FiCres Capital Ltd, a private equity investment company focused on consumer markets in Nigeria. Afam was educated at King’s College Lagos and earned a B.Sc. in Chemical Engineering at The University of Lagos. He also holds a postgraduate degree in Economics from The University of London.
Afam ..., 9 Aug 2015 [cached]
Afam Edozie
B.Sc Chemical Engineering, PGD in Economics from University of London. Over 23 years experience mostly in executive management roles in companies such as Virgin Group, MTN Nigeria, British Gas, Procter and Gamble. He is currently the Managing Director of FiCres Capital.
According to Afam Edozie, ..., 25 Feb 2003 [cached]
According to Afam Edozie, MTN's chief marketing and strategy officer, "we have as at July 22, recorded a total of 505,000 active subscribers on the MTN network.This is very significant and the first time that any telephone network in Nigeria would cater to such a number of subscribers at any one time".
Expressing thanks to the Nigerian people, Edozie stated that it is our belief as a company that "such an impressive uptake of our services is a reflection of the trust and confidence which our country reposes in our ability to provide good communications".He added that "we particularly appreciate your understanding at periods when our network, under pressure due largely to country infrastructural shortcomings, failed to meet your expectations".
Edozie assured that regardless of the teething problems currently being encountered by the company, "we are assiduously ploughing back revenues derived from the Nigerian market into developing the country's telecommunications infrastructure".
MTN, he stated, is planning to invest well in excess of one billion dollars into the Nigerian economy over the next five to eight years.Parts of this will go into providing electricity for its installations as well as the erection of a microwave radio transmission backbone across Nigeria."We assure Nigerians that in the next few months when we complete our microwave radio transmission backbone, the quality of service on our network will approach world class standards".The company's microwave radio backbone, he added, will pass through "dozens of Nigerian towns and villages and facilitate coverage of such towns and villages including road coverage between these locations, as pioneered by our coverage since mid-June, of the Port Harcourt - Aba Expressway".
The company, he stated, is also committing significantly to developing Nigeria's telecommunications resource base."We have put in a place a scheme of skills transfer for our staff, by which Nigerian staff work in small, well-structured teams with their expatriate counterparts, sharing and transferring skills, knowledge and expertise".The microwave radio backbone being built across the country, he added, "is a practical demonstration of our commitment to Nigeria's development in this regard, as we have empowered our engineers to oversee the development of this backbone themselves, rather than contract it to a third party".
National News : Vmobile cuts cost of lines; MTN out with new recharge option, 24 June 2004 [cached]
Introducing the Virtual Top Up service yesterday, MTN's Chief Marketing Officer, Afam Edozie said it is one of the innovative services for which MTN is known.Virtual Top Up is provided by MTN in partnership with a Nigerian company, Nigerian Electronic Funds Transfer Operations, NEFTO, which is responsible for running the service.
He said that MTN has the greatest reach in Nigeria having expanded its services to 33 of the 36 states of the federation and offer service in more than 5,000 communities around the country.Edozie said that given the reach of the services of MTN, the company deemed it fit to introduce the Virtual Airtime service to alleviate the problems of people who do not have ready access to MTN recharge cards in remote locations across the country.
With MTN's Virtual Top Up, all the subscriber has to do is to request a recharge value that he wants from a vendor, supply the vendor his mobile phone number and within a few seconds, he gets an SMS confirming that his account has been topped up.He can then crosscheck his balance to confirm.For the recharge vendor, all he needs is a special SIM which enables him/her to transfer the Naira value of pre-paid airtime (in existing MTN denominations) from a virtual vending account in the MTN VTU Master System, directly and instantly to a subscriber's pre-paid account.
Vmobile's new Bumpa Card, with a cyclic life span of 30 days only, is offered at N3,000 each.
It is also convenient for both the vendors and the subscribers, environmental friendly and is capable of promotes entrepreneurial skills of Nigerians, says Afam Edozie.
In the past two weeks, MTN recharge cards have suddenly gone off the streets, driving up the cost of the cards in the process.
Afam ..., 20 Nov 2010 [cached]
Afam Edozie
Mr Afam Edozie is the Chief Executive Officer of FiCres Capital which he founded in December 2005. Afam has over 15 years experience in executive management, engineering, marketing, new business and infrastructure development. Mr Edozie started his career with National Grid PLC (UK), his last project was MTN Nigeria where he helped establish the organisation and served as Marketing & Strategy Director growing the subscriber base to over 6 million subscribers. He is a qualified Chemical Engineer and has served in technical roles in National Grid PLC (then British Gas Transmission) as well as senior commercial management roles in Procter & Gamble and Motorola. Mr Edozie has also led projects for Richard Branson (Virgin Group).
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