Aliyu Yusuf Aboki is the Executive Secretary of the West Africa Telecommunications Regulators Assembly. He is currently serving his first term of three years in office, following his election by WATRA member countries in March 2021.
Before his election to lead WATRA, Aliyu established B999 LTD, a telecommunications and technology strategy consulting firm. He had worked at Ericsson for over a decade in various capacities, holding positions that included Key Account Manager, Head of Network Design and Planning, Head of Network Optimization, Engagement Manager Mobile Broadband and Senior RF Consultant. In these positions, he chiefly supported and provided advisory services to different Mobile Network Operators within and outside Africa – in business and network strategy, network roll-out, network management and operations, network design, planning and solution, commercial management, and revenue optimization – rising to become a key player and an authority in the industry. He also held key positions in MTN Nigeria at different times.
The 29th Executive Committee Meeting (ECM) of WATRA held from the 19th to 20th of May 2022 at the organization’s Secretariat in Abuja. The meeting was attended by the newly instated members of the Executive Committee who were appointed during the recently concluded 19th Annual General Meeting (AGM), which took place at the end of March 2022 in Conakry, Guinea. Amongst the attendees were: NATCOM-Sierra Leone who currently holds the position of 2nd vice-chairman represented by the Director-General of NATCOM, Mr. Daniel Kaitibi; AMRTP-Mali who currently holds the position of 1st vice-chairman represented by the Director of Radiocommunication AMRTP, Mr. Siaka Coulibaly; and the current Chairman of WATRA represented by the Director-General of ARPT, Republic of Guinea, Mr. Sékou Oumar Barry.