African Press Association

MTN Business strengthens its executive management team


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JOHANNESBURG, South Africa, 07th March 2018, African Press Association (APA), -/ MTN Businesss has bolstered its executive team by appointing two seasoned professionals with extensive experience in the Information and Communications Technology (ICT), enterprise, consulting and financial services industries.

These appointments are expected to give added momentum to MTN Business’ strategic objectives.

Wanda Matandela, the former Chief Executive of Ster-Kinekor, is appointed as MTN Business’ new Chief Enterprise Business Officer, effective 1 March 2018. Matandela replaces Alpheus Mangale who served in this role until the end of August 2017.

Wanda is an expert in the ICT, financial services and public sector engagement, and has a wealth of experience in managing broad-scale operations.

Prior to his position at Ster-Kinekor, Wanda served in various capacities at Vodacom, where he concluded his tenure in the role of Managing Executive of Small and Medium Business. He also worked as Divisional CEO for Wesbank.

MTN Business has also appointed Dr. Christian Wirtz to the position of Executive for Enterprise Solutions and Commercial Management (Group & SA), also effective 1 March 2018. In this role, Christian will manage the overall product portfolio for MTN Business and drive all commercial decisions across all sales segments.

Christian has extensive international experience, having worked for Vodafone Group as Global Commerce Director and Vodafone Germany as Strategy Director. He was also a Senior Project Leader at McKinsey & Company Germany. Christian joins MTN from Vodacom SA, where he spent three years as the Managing Executive for Enterprise, Commercial Management.

Says Godfrey Motsa, Chief Executive Officer: MTN SA: “We are very excited to welcome professionals of this calibre to our team. We believe that their collective and extensive experience in ICT and financial services in general, and in the enterprise space in particular, will bode very well in our drive to deliver a bold new digital world to our public sector and enterprise clients.”

Distributed by African Press Association (APA) on behalf of MTN


Bridget Bhengu: Senior Manager – PR and Communications, MTN SA
Cell: 083 212 1964 / E-mail: Bridget.Bhengu@mtn.com

Mamello Raborifi: PR Manager, MTN SA
Cell: 083 214 5681 / E-mail: Mamello.Raborifi@mtn.com

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