MTN has released a statement announcing key appointments in its Ghanaian, Nigerian and South African leadership structures.
Michael Ikpoki, currently the CEO of MTN Ghana is the new CEO of MTN Nigeria. Serame Taukobong, chief marketing officer of MTN SA, is the new CEO of MTN Ghana. Brian Gouldie, chief customer sales, service and distribution officer at MTN SA, is the new chief marketing officer of MTN SA.
Farhad Khan, executive for the group enterprise business unit, takes over from Gouldie as chief customer sales, service and distribution officer at MTN SA. Philisiwe Sibiya, executive in group finance, is the new CFO of MTN SA.
MTN group president and CEO, Sifiso Dabengwa says as part of the company’s talent management and leadership development, it invests significantly towards building a sustainable supply of quality leaders. “We are therefore pleased to make these announcements drawn from our leadership succession pool,” says Dabengwa.
Ikpoki replaces Brett Goschen, who took on the role of group CFO and executive fi nancial director on the board on Monday. According to MTN, Ikpoki was appointed CEO of MTN Ghana in April 2011 after successfully running MTN Nigeria’s sales and distribution channel as its executive from 2006.
Taukobong was appointed group marketing and sales executive for MTN International in 2002, after joining from M-Net Channels, where he was MD. Two years after joining MTN, he became the CEO at MTN Uganda, says the statement.
According to MTN, Sibiya is a qualified chartered accountant and served with Arthur Anderson, Prime Media and Cell C before joining MTN.
Khan is the former CEO of MTN Zambia. He was also the executive for marketing and customer relations at MTN Irancell, says the company.
Gouldie has extensive experience in finance, billing and collections, systems development, call centre management, procurement and distribution, says MTN. He accepted his first executive position as the customer operations executive with MTN Nigeria.