MTN Group announced the appointment of Stephen Blewett as Operations Executive: Markets, effective July 1, 2023.
Stephen Blewett will be taking over from Wim Vanhelleputte, who is departing to pursue opportunities outside the company.
In his new role, Stephen Blewett will assume executive responsibility for the WECA markets of Liberia, Guinea Conakry, Guinea Bissau and Congo Brazzaville, and provide general operations support across the same region. Stephen Blewett will be reporting directly to Ebenezer Twum Asante, Senior Vice President: Markets.
Stephen Blewett most recently served as the Group Chief Operating Officer of Digicel, based in Kingston, Jamaica. In this role, he oversaw 20 country CEOs and spearheaded areas such as marketing, information and technology, procurement, financial services, gaming, and digital media.
Prior to his tenure at Digicel, Stephen Blewett served as CEO of MTN Cameroon, where he made significant contributions to the company’s growth and success. He had previously held similar leadership roles in the telecommunications industry, including CEO of MTN Benin and Chief Commercial Officer at Namibian mobile operator MTC.
Stephen Blewett holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree from the University of KwaZulu-Natal in South Africa.