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Waligora joins MTN as software engineering exec

Staff Writer
By Staff Writer, ITWeb
Johannesburg, 13 Mar 2023

MTN Group has appointed Marcin Waligora as executive of software engineering, with effect from 27 March.

In a statement, the telco says with more than 20 years of experience, technical skills and solid business acumen, Marcin joins MTN Group from Citigroup in Tampa, US.

“As executive: software engineering, Marcin will be responsible for defining, developing and executing our software engineering strategic programme to accelerate the pace of Ambition 2025, and maintaining the long-term growth for delivering the software engineering on front-end customer experience layer systems, partnerships and integration points,” says Mazen Mroué, MTN group chief technology and information officer.

“He will also help achieve business agility, at scale, impacting a multiplier effect by bringing about positive impact in multiple Opcos and platforms, various product areas and newer markets.”

MTN notes Waligora has been with Citigroup over the past 15 years, holding various senior roles, including engineering manager and technical architect, software development director, and most recently, global head of clearing modernisation technology.

In the latter role, the company says he was responsible for designing and delivering a 24/7 payment platform, among other duties.

Waligora holds a Masters of Science Degree in Advanced Software Engineering from the University College Dublin.

He also holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Computer Science from Warsaw University of Technology.

Waligora has several other certifications, including Advanced Scrum Master, Microsoft Specialist in Developing Microsoft Azure solutions and MongoDB for developers-10gen.