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MTN SA appoints new chief commercial operations officer

By , ITWeb
South Africa , 13 Oct 2022
Wanda Matandela.
Wanda Matandela.

MTN SA today announced the appointment of Wanda Matandela as Chief Commercial Operations Officer (CCOO), effective 1 October 2022.

The appointment follows a recent announcement regarding the introduction of the CCOO role to the MTN SA Exco as the company gears up to deliver on its Ambition 2025 strategy.

Matandela had previously held the position of Chief Enterprise Officer at MTN Business where he had overseen the telco’s business-to-business offerings and services.

According to MTN, Matandela has been instrumental in leading the turn-around and growth strategy of the Enterprise business.

Charles Molapisi, MTN SA CEO, said, “As we strive to achieve our strategic objectives of driving business growth, transforming customer experience and overhauling employee engagement, it is important that we have the right individuals in place to achieve this. I believe that Wanda’s wealth of experience will have a notable contribution towards enhancing our commercial and operational functions as seek to deliver an enhanced customer experience.”

From TelCo to TechCo

Molapisi said as Chief Commercial Operations Officer Matandela will lead the company’s pivot from TelCo to TechCo.

“For the time being, until a suitable replacement has been appointed, Wanda will continue to caretake the Enterprise business,” explains Molapisi.

Matandela is a seasoned business executive with years of experience working across ICT, Financial Services & Entertainment industries. Prior to MTN, he held various senior executive roles in companies such as Vodacom, Wesbank, and Ster-Kinekor.

He holds a BCom Accounting degree, a Masters in Information Systems from Wits, an MBA from Stellenbosch and a Certificate in Leadership from IMD, in Switzerland.

MTN also recently appointed Ernst Fonternel, Chief Consumer Officer and Divyesh Joshi, MTN SA chief strategy and transformation officer.

Molapisi added: “The fast-paced world of telecommunications and technology requires an agile, responsive, and pioneering leadership approach. To this end, our focus has been on defining, designing, and shaping a future-fit leadership model for MTN SA, leveraging the extensive experience and expertise within the senior leadership team.”

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