Chief Regulatory Officer
Zain Group

Dr. Andrew Arowojolu is Zain Group’s Chief Regulatory Officer. In this capacity, Andrew oversees strategic regulatory policy development and engagement with Zain’s operating companies, various industry advocacy bodies, regulatory authorities and industry participants within the Zain regional footprint.  He is responsible for policy development and strategic execution support on regulatory matters impacting licensing, spectrum management, regulatory compliance, competition policy, industry regulatory levies, interconnection as well as regulations to support digital services, regulations for M2M/IoT and regulations for future technologies.

Andrew is a Senior Telecoms Executive with over 25-years of experience in the telecommunications industry including 11+years in professional consulting in Europe, Middle East, Africa and Asia.  Andrew is a member of the GSMA MENA Chief Policy & Regulatory Officers Group (CPROG), a member of GSMA’s Spectrum Strategy Management Group (SSMG) and a member of SAMENA Council Working Groups on Digital Services, Data Regulation, Spectrum Management and Industry Taxation.

Since August 2003, Andrew has held senior leadership positions in Zain in the areas of corporate strategy development, mergers & acquisitions and business development. Over a 14-year period, in addition to strategy development, Andrew played leading roles in Zain’s major successful international M&A transactions, initial public offerings and licence bids as well as digital venture capital investments in the Middle East and Africa region.  Prior to joining Zain, Andrew was the Technical Director of Freshfield Communications Limited, a UK-based telecoms consultancy firm for an 11-year period, developing 2G and 3G wireless radio planning and network design software solutions and consultancy services for telecommunications operators in Europe, Middle East and South-East Asia. Prior to this, Andrew worked for Mobile Systems International UK (MSI) as Head of Technology Group from 1994 - 1995. Andrew holds a doctorate degree (Ph.D.) in Mobile Radio Communications (1994) and a M.Sc., (Distinction) in Microelectronic and Telecommunications from University of Liverpool, United Kingdom (1991) and a B.Sc. (First Class) in Electrical and Electronic Engineering from University of Lagos (1988). Andrew is a Member of the Institution of Engineering and Technology and of the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers.