Bella Adenuga, Globacom’s Vice Chairman Joins Global Business Big League in Paris


Michael Effiong

There is no gainsaying the fact that Mrs Bella  Adenuga Disu has gradually grown through the ranks at Globacom, Nigeria’s numero uno telecommunications company and only few people are surprised that she is now a confirmed member of the big league of the global business community.

Mrs Disu who is the Vice Chairman of Globacom proved her mettle in Paris on Monday when she joined 149 other top business leaders at the 2019 Choose France International Business Summit.

The event, held at the Chateau de Versailles in France provided opportunity for various global CEOs to publicise their major investments and partnerships involving French companies.

French President, Mr. Emmanuel Macron, was on hand to receive the business leaders at a dinner organised to promote France’s attractiveness as a business environment.

The event which was headlined by high stake business meetings, announcement of multi-million dollar investment projects and dinner with President Macron, was organised to promote France’s attractiveness as a business environment.

Mrs. Disu, who used the occasion to hold bilateral meetings with key business leaders in France, described her engagements at the summit as impactful, saying that it was an important platform for exploring collaborations and business development.

“We have long chosen France as a partner and we welcome every opportunity to expand our interests and alliances here,” she said.

She went on to announce new contracts to two French companies – telecom equipment manufacturers, Nokia Alcatel-Lucent and Software company, Vocalcom Technology.

While Nokia Alcatel-Lucent will supply, install, and integrate a new Sure Pay Intelligent Network platform for Globacom, Vocalcom Technology will provide the telecoms firm with Interactive Voice Response and Contact Center Solutions.

According to Disu the new contracts will provide Globacom with critical infrastructure equipment and avant-garde solutions that will greatly enhance Globacom’s network quality and further deepen the network experience of its subscribers.

“These agreements are geared towards ensuring that Globacom continues to provide first-rate telecommunications services in the countries where we operate,” Disu explained

The Mike Adenuga Group, a consortium of blue chip companies owned by the business mogul, Dr. Mike Adenuga jr. is reputed for its strong and enduring bond with France.

MAG lends weight to the principal international French cultural organisation, Alliance Francaise, in Lagos; a relationship which culminated in the commissioning of a state-of the-art Mike Adenuga Alliance Francaise Centre by President Macron during his 2018 visit to Nigeria. An event that was co-ordinated by Mrs Dish who was very hands-on throughout the ceremony.

The architectural masterpiece was donated by Globacom Chairman, Dr. Mike Adenuga, to accentuate French and Nigerian cultures in Lagos.

In the same vein, Globacom and Conoil Producing Limited have enjoyed over a decade of strong business associations with French companies, including Total and Alcatel, which is now Nokia Alcatel-Lucent.

Earlier Monday, Mrs. Disu attended the inaugural meeting of the France-Nigeria Investment Club launched by President Macron during his visit to Nigeria last year.


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