MTN appoints new African unit chief executives

MTN appoints new African unit chief executives

MTN Group has announced CEO appointments in its Cameroon, Rwanda and Uganda units to support its digital-focused Ambition 2025  strategy for growth.

The pan-African group revealed in a statement, starting September 1, MTN Rwanda CEO Mitwa Ng’ambi will become CEO of MTN Cameroon, replacing Stephen Blewett, who is leaving the operator group.

Ng’ambi led the public offering of the Rwanda unit and established its fintech subsidiary, she was also credited with strengthening stakeholder engagement and worked at MTN’s Benin and Zambian operations.

MTN South Africa chief consumer officer Mapula Bodibe will step up as MTN Rwanda boss, with a background in commercial strategy and consumer marketing, and 15 years’ experience within the group.

MTN Group poached Safaricom chief consumer business officer as its CEO at MTN Uganda, replacing Wim Vanhelleputte, who will take on the newly created group-level role of operations executive covering Liberia, Guinea-Conakry, Guinea-Bissau and Congo-Brazzaville effective August 1. 

“The appointment of these executives, all with strong track records of execution and results, adds to our confidence on delivery of our Ambition 2025 strategy,” said MTN Group President and CEO Ralph Mupita. 

“My thanks to Stephen for his valuable contribution to the MTN Group over the years and I wish him well as he journeys to new opportunities outside of the African continent. I welcome Sylvia to the Y’ello family and look forward to working with her, as well as with Mitwa, Mapula and Wim in their new roles, as we continue to execute on our Ambition 2025 strategy.”

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