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Marcin Waligora joins MTN Group to head software division

Marcin Waligora, MTN Group executive: software engineering
Marcin Waligora, MTN Group executive: software engineering

Marcin Waligora has been appointed MTN Group executive: software engineering, with effect from 27 March.

Africa’s biggest mobile operator announced Waligora’s appointment on Saturday, saying he is joining the MTN Group from Citigroup in Tampa, USA.

In a statement, MTN said: “Over the past 15 years, Marcin has been with Citigroup, holding various senior roles, including engineering manager and technical architect, software development director and, most recently, global head of clearing modernisation technology. In this last role, he was responsible for designing and delivering a 24/7 payment platform, among many other duties.”

Mazen Mroué, group chief technology and information officer, explained Waligora’s role, saying: “As executive: software engineering, Marcin will be responsible for defining, developing and executing our software engineering strategic programme to accelerate the pace of Ambition 2025, and maintaining the long-term growth for delivering the software engineering on front-end customer experience layer systems, partnerships and integration points.

“He will also help achieve business agility, at scale, impacting a multiplier effect by bringing about a positive impact in multiple Opcos (operating companies) and platforms, various product areas, and newer markets.”

Waligora holds a Master’s of Science degree in Advanced Software Engineering from the University College Dublin. He also holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Science from Warsaw University of Technology.

Additionally, MTN says he has numerous certifications, including an Advanced Scrum Master (A-CSM), Microsoft Specialist in Developing Microsoft Azure Solutions and MongoDB for Developers-10gen.

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