Karl Toriola

Chief Executive Officer: MTN Nigeria


B.Sc. (B.Sc. Hons.), in Electronic and Electrical Engineering.
Master of Science, Communication Systems, Swansea, UK.
General Management Programme, Harvard Business School.
Corporate Finance Program, London Business School.
Breakthrough Program for Senior Executives, IMD.


Other directorships

Director of various companies in the MTN Group.


Skills, expertise and experience

Karl joined MTN in 2006 and has held various senior operational roles across the Group, including CEO of MTN Cameroon and CTO of MTN Nigeria. Before his appointment as CEO of MTN Nigeria, he held the position of Vice President for the West and Central Africa Region. Other experience includes Chief Operations Officer at Airtel Nigeria and various roles at Ericsson in Switzerland and Nigeria. Karl is also a Fellow of the Nigerian Society of Engineers (FNSE) as well as a member of the Council of Registered Engineers of Nigeria (COREN) and the Institute of Directors (IoD).