Karl Olutokun Toriola

Chief Executive Officer (CEO)

Meet Karl, Our CEO!


I lead the team of multi-talented people working round the clock to keep you connected.

I first joined MTN Nigeria as Chief Technical Office in 2006 before holding various positions across the MTN Group. I have over 24 years’ experience from serving at MTN Group, WECA region; MTN Cameroon and before life in MTN, Vmobile Nigeria; Ericsson Nigeria & AG Switzerland.

I hold a Bachelor of Science degree in Electronic and Electrical Engineering from Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Nigeria, and a Master of Science degree in Communication Systems from the University of Wales, Swansea, UK. I have completed several programmes at INSEAD, Singapore; Wharton Business School, USA; London Business School, UK; Harvard Business School, USA; and Institute of Management Development (IMD), Switzerland.

I am 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).

For my team and I, it comes down to one question: Have we made the lives of our customers brighter today?

Answering that question in the affirmative is the goal we set ourselves every day.