Telecommunications company, MTN Group, has announced the appointment of new CEOs for operations in Cameroon, Rwanda and Uganda from 01 September 2022 to support the accelerated execution of its Ambition 2025 strategy.
It also announced the creation of a new senior group-level post, namely operations executive for Liberia, Guinea-Conakry, Guinea-Bissau and Congo-Brazzaville from 01 August 2022.
This executive will report to senior vice president and president for markets Ebenezer Asante-Twum.
MTN Rwanda CEO Mitwa Ng’ambi becomes CEO of MTN Cameroon, replacing Stephen Blewett, who is leaving the group.
Ng’ambi oversaw the listing of MTN Rwanda as well as the establishment of its fintech subsidiary.
She was instrumental in strengthening its stakeholder engagement and has also worked in MTN’s Benin and Zambian operations.
MTN South Africa chief consumer officer Mapula Bodibe takes the helm at MTN Rwanda, bringing with her more than 15 years’ experience with MTN, including in Uganda.
She has a background in commercial strategy, consumer marketing, customer strategy, brand management and communications, product management and customer analytics.
Sylvia Mulinge becomes MTN Uganda CEO, joining from Safaricom, where she served as chief consumer business officer for the group. Mulinge replaces Wim Vanhelleputte, who will take on the new MTN Group role of operations executive for markets.
He will apply his experience in furthering financial inclusion and strengthening MTN’s position as a market leader.
Vanhelleputte is a former MTN Cote d’Ivoire CEO and has extensive operational experience across Africa.-ceobusinessafrica.com