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MTN Business appoints two new execs

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Two former Vodacom employees have joined MTN Business as executives
Two former Vodacom employees have joined MTN Business as executives

MTN Business has appointed two new executives, both of which previously worked for competitor Vodacom.

Former Ster-Kinekor CEO Wanda Matandela has joined MTN Business as its new chief enterprise business officer, effective 1 March 2018. He replaces Alpheus Mangale who served in this role until the end of August 2017.

MTN says Matandela is an expert in the ICT, financial services and public sector engagement and has a wealth of experience in managing broad-scale operations.

Prior to his position at Ster-Kinekor, he served in various capacities at Vodacom, where he concluded his tenure in the role of managing executive of small and medium business. He also worked as divisional CEO for Wesbank.

The second appointment is that of Christian Wirtz as executive for enterprise solutions and commercial management (Group & SA), also as of 1 March. In this role, Wirtz will manage the overall product portfolio for MTN Business and drive all commercial decisions across all sales segments.

He has extensive international experience, having worked for Vodafone Group as global commerce director and Vodafone Germany as strategy director. He was also a senior project leader at McKinsey & Company Germany. Wirtz joins MTN from Vodacom SA, where he spent three years as the managing executive for enterprise, commercial management.

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