JOHANNESBURG – MTN Group has announced the appointment of Jens Schulte-Bockum as Chief Operating Officer, effective January 16.
A former executive Vodafone Germany, he will succeed Jyoti Desai, who is retiring.
Oliver Fortuin will assume the position of Executive Head of Business Enterprise, effective March 1.
Fortuin is currently the CEO of BT Global Services Sub Saharan Africa, having previously held many senior roles at IBM, HP and Lenovo.
Bernice Samuels has re-joined MTN as Group Executive of Marketing, effective January 1.
Samuels was previously Chief Marketing Officer in MTN SA, prior to assuming a similar role at First National Bank.
Phuthuma Nhleko, MTN Group Executive Chairman, says the appointments bring to finality the management aspect of a large scale transformation and operational review process which he is confident will place the company in good stead to capitalise on prospects and reach its full potential.
“We have attracted individuals of high calibre and wide, relevant experience, to further enhance the existing management team, consistent with the anticipated trajectory of the Group.”
– CAJ News