MTN names new CTIO, CIO and CEO for Digital

MTN Group announced the appointment of Charles Molapisi as CTIO, Nikos Angelopoulos as CIO and David Gilarranz as CEO of MTN Digital.
MTN IT teamThe strategy of MTN Group CEO Rob Shuter is to strengthen its IT and digital presence and compete in the tough market conditions.

Charles Molapisi

MTN has appointed Charles Molapisi as the company’s chief technology and information officer (CTIO).

Charles Molapisi will replace Babak Fouladi who will take up another opportunity in Europe, MTN said.

Charles Molapisi is currently the CEO of MTN Zambia where he is championing of a pro-customer positioning resulting in the company leading competitors in customer experience metrics.

Charles Molapisi worked for Telkom and Liberty Life prior to joining MTN, and held various senior management positions in MTN Nigeria, including that of chief information officer (CIO).

Philip van Dalsen, former MTN Cyprus CEO, has been appointed MTN Zambia CEO.

Nikos Angelopoulos

Nikos Angelopoulos recently joined MTN as group CIO responsible for managing and maintaining the standard IT architecture across the group aiming to lead in innovation and customer experience.

Nikos Angelopoulos started his career with Accenture in the UK where he spent 15 years helping clients in different industries to start their digital journeys. He worked with cable operators and telcos in Europe, Asia and the United States focussing on launching digital television platforms and services.

Nikos Angelopoulos also worked with Vodafone holding senior management positions including CIO for Vodafone Italy and South Europe region and member of the Group IT Board.

He joins MTN from UAE’s Emirates Integrated Telecommunications Company where he was the executive vice president for IT & Product Engineering.

David Gilarranz

MTN has also appointed David Gilarranz as the CEO for MTN Digital. David Gilarranz spent his early career in companies such as Verizon and Convergys, in strategic planning and sales management, and later co-founded the company Cyclelogic, one of America’s early movers in the texting and mobile internet services space.

David Gilarranz joined MTN from Millicom where he was the VP: Digital and Innovation.