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MTN Group appoints new executive to drive its strategic repositioning

By , ITWeb
Africa , South Africa , 08 Mar 2021

MTN Group has appointed Chika Ekeji as Executive: Strategy and Transformation to strengthen its management capacity and accelerate the Group’s strategic ambitions.

Effective 15 March 2021, Ekeji joins MTN from management consultancy McKinsey & Company in Nigeria, where he led the West Africa Digital Practice and served telco, financial services, and public sector clients across Africa.

“We are very pleased that Chika is joining us as we work to accelerate our strategic repositioning,” said MTN Group COO Jens Schulte-Bockum.

Chika Ekeji, newly appointed Executive: Strategy and Transformation at MTN.
Chika Ekeji, newly appointed Executive: Strategy and Transformation at MTN.

According to a statement released by MTN, Nigerian-American national Ekej has a Masters of Engineering in Computer Science from Cornell University and an MBA from MIT.

In his new role he will be based in South Africa, the company added.

In December 2020, MTN Group announced the completion of a comprehensive strategy review with a focus on accelerating growth, deleveraging the holding company debt and unlocking value.

To support the execution of the repositioned strategy, the company announced a new Group Chief Financial Officer, as well as changes to the Group’s regional structure and the Group Executive Committee.

MTN added that the revised strategy will be presented in more detail after the release of 2020 full-year results on 10 March.

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