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MTN makes sweeping leadership changes across Africa

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MTN has made several leadership changes across its African operations.

In a statement, the company says current MTN Zambia CEO, Philip van Dalsen, will be leaving MTN at the end of September.

Van Dalsen joined MTN in 2012 as CEO of MTN Cyprus, the operator notes, adding that in January this year, he moved to MTN Zambia in the same capacity.

According to the telco, MTN Rwanda CEO, Bart Hofker, will take over the reins from Van Dalsen, effective October.

It notes that Hofker is a senior commercial telecom executive with extensive experience in mobile, fixed and integrated businesses.

MTN also announced that Mitwa Kaemba Ng’ambi has been appointed as the new CEO of MTN Rwanda.

It notes that Ng’ambi, is a seasoned leader with a career spanning more than 10 years in telecoms and returns to MTN where she previously held the role of chief marketing officer at MTN Benin and several other roles at MTN Zambia.

She has a strong background in commercial and technology with a track-record of driving business strategy for growth, as well as developing high-performing teams. She also has the unique experience of leading mergers and acquisitions in the telecom industry, says MTN.

Ng’ambi joins MTN from Airtel Tigo Ghana, where she held the role of CEO. Prior, she was CEO of Tigo Senegal. She has a Masters Degree in Computer Science from the University of Joensuu, Finland, and Bachelor of Science Degree in Computer Science from the University of Namibia.

CEO of MTN Cote d’Ivoire Freddy Tchala will be leaving MTN at the end of September.

Tchala has been with MTN for 17 years and has had a remarkable journey with the company, the operator says.

After leaving MTN Cameroon, he served as CEO in Guinea Conakry and Congo Brazzaville, before joining MTN Cote d’Ivoire four years ago.

MTN will make an announcement in due course regarding a successor to Tchala.

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