Olivier Pognon chief legal officer Airtel Africa

Olivier Pognon is the chief legal officer at Airtel Africa, a position he has held since June 2014. He has previously worked for MTN Group in Johannesburg, where he was senior legal counsel from 2009 until 2014.

Prior to joining MTN Group, Mr Pognon was legal counsel at Agence Française de Développement and previously an associate specialising in corporate law and project finance, respectively at CMS BFL and Mayer Brown in Paris.

Mr Pognon holds post-graduate degrees in business law from Paris V Malakoff University and in project and structured finance from ENPC Paris, as well as qualifications in strategic leadership and finance from INSEAD (France).