Tuesday, January 18

Godfrey Motsa to leave MTN

In a surprising development, MTN Group has announced the resignation of Godfrey Motsa, its South African CEO, who is leaving the unit at the end of this month.

MTN did not say why Motsa had resigned or where he was going. He has been the CEO of MTN South Africa for the past five years after joining the company from rival Vodacom and is highly respected both internally at MTN and in the wider industry.

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“The company would like to thank Godfrey for his leadership in MTN South Africa during a time when the company built a leading position in the network and enhanced its competitive position in consumer postpaid and enterprise businesses,” MTN said in a statement to investors shortly before the markets. closed on Wednesdays.

MTN has appointed its Group Chief Information Officer Charles Molapisi as Managing Director of MTN South Africa with effect from 1 January. Molapisi has been with the group since 2009 and spent several years running the group’s Zambian business.

Mazen Mroue will replace Molapisi in the role of the CTIO group. Mroue is currently the COO of MTN Nigeria.


MTN Group, meanwhile, announced a major shakeup in leadership elsewhere in the organization. In summary:

To optimize responsibilities and reporting lines in the core connectivity business, Ebenezer Asante will assume the new role of Senior Vice President “Markets”, with overall P&L responsibility for the three regions (West and Central Africa, or Weca, South and East Africa, or SEA, and the Middle East and North Africa, or Mena).

Yolanda Cuba (VP of SEA) and Ismail Jaroudi (VP of Mena) will remain in the exco and will report to Ebenezer, effective February 1, 2022.

To enhance the ability to accelerate the growth of financial technology for MTN and other platforms, Serigne Dioum will assume the optimized role of the group’s CFO from February 1, 2022.

Given the strong interdependence of the two functions, exco’s legal and regulatory functions will be combined under Lele Modise in a revised role of legal and regulatory director, effective February 1, 2022.

Felleng Sekha, currently the group’s director of regulatory and corporate affairs, will leave the group on April 30, 2022. This will be a handover period.

Nompilo Morafo has been appointed director of sustainability and corporate affairs for the group, which will be established as part of the exco as of February 1, 2022.

Strategy and transformation will shift from reporting from the group’s chief operating officer to the group’s president and CEO. Chika Ekeji has been appointed Head of Strategy and Transformation for the group, which will be established as part of Exco as of February 1, 2022.

Duncan McLeod is an editor at TechCentral, where this article was first published. here.

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