MTN Group appoints Adekunle Awobodu as new Chief Financial Officer for Digital and FinTech

AFRICA – MTN Group, a telecommunication company, has announced the appointment of Adekunle Awobodu as our new Chief Financial Officer for Digital and FinTech. Kunle is a seasoned business and finance professional who has spent most of his career at MTN, including serving as CFO for MTN Nigeria and for the MTN Irancell joint venture. “We are thrilled that Kunle has joined the dynamic DigiFin team and look forward to what we know will be a valuable contribution,” says MTN Group Chief Digital and Fintech Officer Serigne Dioum. In his…

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MTN announces new appointment to drive expansion of digital services

SOUTH AFRICA – Mobile operator MTN Group has announced the appointment of Burak Akinci as Chief Executive Officer of Simfy (ayoba), reporting to the MTN Group Chief Digital and Fintech Officer Serigne Dioum and responsible for the super app ayoba.   Effective 1 September 2021, Burak joins Africa’s leading mobile operator from Turkcell, where he was Chief Executive Officer of BiP, an instant messaging platform with millions of users across 192 countries. Burak, with over 20 years of experience in marketing, digital businesses and technologies, led the build-out of the BiP…

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MTN Group set to deploy 5G internet connectivity in Ghana in partnership with Vodafone

GHANA – MTN Group in partnership with Vodafone, Google and Facebook are looking to bring 5G internet connectivity in Ghana, Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of MTN Ghana, Selorm Adadevoh, said. The 5G network he noted, will be enabled through the completion of the 2Africa Submarine Cable Project. The 2Africa is one of the largest subsea cable projects in the world and will interconnect 23 countries in Africa, the Middle East, and Europe. At 37,000 kilometres long, 2Africa will be nearly equal to the circumference of the Earth. It will provide…

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MTN Group appoints Eliane Houphouet-Boigny as the CEO of MTN Guinea-Bissau

GUINEA-BISSAU – MTN Group, the South African multinational mobile telecommunications company, has announced the appointment of Eliane Houphouet-Boigny as the CEO of MTN Guinea-Bissau, effective 1 July 2021. “I would like to welcome Eliane to the MTN family and look forward to her taking MTN Guinea-Bissau to new heights, as we work to lead digital solutions for Africa’s progress,” said MTN Group President and CEO Ralph Mupita. Eliane is a seasoned professional with a career spanning more than 20 years, and experience across multiple markets in Europe and Africa. Most…

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