Lanre Kolade has been the Group Chief Executive Officer for CSquared since November 2018. He has over 21 years of experience in the telecommunications industry spanning both Francophone and Anglophone Africa. Before joining CSquared, he was Managing Director of Vodacom Business in Nigeria. He also previously served as Managing Director of Vodacom Business for the West, East, Central, & South-East regions in Africa. He is a graduate of Wits Business School, London Business School, and Obafemi Awolowo University, holding a BSc in Electrical Engineering/Telecoms. CSquared is a pan-African operator of wholesale, open-access broadband infrastructure. It was formed as joint venture between Google, investment firm Convergence Partners, the International Finance Corporation (IFC), and Japan-based Mitsui & Co, with the goal to improve and increase connectivity and access to internet in Sub-Saharan Africa. CSquared currently operates fibre networks in six cities across Uganda, Ghana, and Liberia, with over 40 mobile operators and internet service providers relying on its infrastructure for serving mobile consumers and corporate customers.