AFRICA – MTN group limited, a mobile telecommunications company, has been appointed Gordian Kyomukama new South Sudan CEO, effective 21 January 2020

Kyomukama has close to three decades of experience in the sector, mostly with MTN, according to a statement.

He started in MTN Uganda and has also been seconded to Rwanda, Cameroon and Ivory Coast. Before returning to Uganda, he was Chief Technology and Information Officer (CTIO) of MTN Liberia.

MTN Group CEO Rob Shuter said, “I would like to congratulate Gordian on his new role, and I would also like to take this opportunity to thank Lily Zondo, who has been holding the fort as acting South Sudan CEO over the past few months. Lily will resume her role as MTN South Sudan Chief Financial Officer with immediate effect.”

Meanwhile MTN Cameroon CEO, Hendrik Kasteel, will be leaving MTN at the end of March for personal reasons. He will serve out his notice over the next two months, and a successor will be announced when finalised, MTN said. He was appointed in October 2018.

Pending the official publication of the group’s financial statements for the year 2019, it is currently unclear whether Hendrik Kasteel has managed to improve MTN Cameroon’s financial performance, which was not very good when he arrived at the end of the 3rd quarter 2018.

Under Hendrik’s leadership, MTN Cameroon has regained the growth trajectory after 4 years of decline, with a phenomenal increase of the customer base to 10 million subscribers, and a tremendous growth of MTN Mobile Money.

Mr. Kasteel has also re-positioned the Company from a stakeholder management perspective, strengthening relations with the country as well as the business community.

“Hendrik’s hands-on approach will be sorely missed. The Company respects the decision he has taken for family reasons. While thanking him for the key role he played in MTN Cameroon’s performance, we wish him every success in his future endeavours,” states Karl. O. Toriola, MTN Group Vice President West and Central Africa.

An announcement will be made in due course regarding a successor to Mr. Kasteel.

MTN Zambia has announced the appointment of Mr. Komba Malukutila as Chief FinTech Officer effective 1st February 2020.

Until this appointment, Mr. Malukutila served as General Manager: Enterprise Business within MTN Zambia where he led the operation to winning the best Enterprise Business OPCO of the Year 2018 within MTN’s global footprint.

Mr. Malukutila brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to the new role gleaned over a 10-year career within the telecommunications industry with a track-record of driving business strategy for growth, as well as developing high-performing teams.

A dynamic telecommunication professional with over 12 years work experience within Commercial and Technology functional streams, Mr. Malukutila has led various portfolios within MTN including Product Development, Marketing and Enterprise Business.