Telecom operator MTN Group has announced the resignation of CEO of MTN Cote d’Ivoire and MTN Zambia.
MTN Zambia CEO Philip van Dalsen will be leaving MTN at the end of September. Philip van Dalsen joined MTN in 2012 as CEO of MTN Cyprus. He moved to MTN Zambia in the same capacity in January this year.
Freddy Tchala, CEO of MTN Cote d’Ivoire, will be leaving MTN at the end of September. Freddy Tchala has been with MTN for 17 years. After leaving MTN Cameroon, he served as CEO in Guinea Conakry and Congo Brazzaville, before joining MTN Cote d’Ivoire four years ago. MTN Cote d’Ivoire will have a new CEO shortly.
MTN Rwanda CEO Bart Hofker will take over the reins from Philip van Dalsen in October. Bart Hofker is a senior commercial telecom executive with extensive experience in mobile, fixed and integrated businesses.
MTN also announced that Mitwa Kaemba Ng’ambi has been appointed as the new CEO of MTN Rwanda. Mitwa Ng’ambi, is a seasoned leader with a career spanning more than 10 years in telecoms and returns to MTN where she previously held the role of chief marketing officer at MTN Benin and several other roles at MTN Zambia.
She has a strong background in commercial and technology with a track-record of driving business strategy for growth, as well as developing high-performing teams. She also has the unique experience of leading mergers and acquisitions in the telecom industry.
Mitwa Ng’ambi joins MTN from Airtel Tigo Ghana, where she held the role of CEO. Prior to Airtel, she was the CEO of Tigo Senegal.