Telecoms giant, MTN has appointed a former governor of Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) and current Emir of Kano, Muhammadu Sanusi II as a Non-Executive Director effective July 1, 2019.

The appointment is part of the Telecom company’s boardroom shake-up which will also see the coming on board of South Africa’s former deputy finance minister Mcebisi Jonas as a new group chairman.

The appointment comes as MTN prepares to list its Nigeria unit on the Nigerian Stock Exchange.

MTN also announced a separate board of prominent people to advise on broader African issues, which will be headed by former South African president Thabo Mbeki and includes John Kufuor, a former president of Ghana.