Multichoice has appointed Ayo Ajala as the Chief Operating Officer (COO) for its Nigeria office.
As the Chief Operating Officer for MultiChoice Nigeria, Ayo will oversee customer functions and the business operations of the Nigeria business and ensure that processes and systems are sufficiently robust to support the company’s growth.
Appointed in April 2022, he kicked off his career in the Human Resources department in 2004.
In 2012, he became the Head of Human Resources at MultiChoice Nigeria, where he supervised the robust transformation of the Finance, CVM and Sales divisions, and built a strong talent bench in Nigeria.
A self-proclaimed people champion, Ayo’s knack for understanding people and focusing their strengths where most suitable, is a critical aspect of his success story.
He has continued to gain cogent and extensive experience in Human Resource Management in particular and the multi-dimensional requirements of business operations on a wider spectrum.
In 2016, the COO rose to become Regional HRBP (Nigeria, West & Central Africa) and HR Director, MultiChoice Nigeria in 2018.
By 2019, Ayo had demonstrated extensive track record in leading and molding people and consequently, rose to become the Group Executive Head, HR, MultiChoice Africa Holdings (MAH).
In that capacity, he successfully championed people’s transformational agenda and was instrumental in implementing other notable people-focused initiatives in MultiChoice Africa.
Ayo holds a bachelor’s degree in Engineering from the Ladoke Akintola University of Technology, an MBA from the University of Sunderland and a certificate in Human Resources Development from the Edinburgh Business School.
He completed the Vision Achievement Program with the Pacific Institute and the Harvard Business Program with Naspers Group, and recently completed the Senior Leadership Program at the Duke Business School (Fuqua School of Business).