A South African national, Rob has extensive experience in telecoms and banking having held senior management roles at Vodacom Group, Standard Bank and Nedbank prior to joining Vodafone Group.
MTN is confident that Rob will bring experience and new insights to the CEO role having had many years in the telecoms sector both in Africa and Europe as well as in banking where his expertise will help as MTN continues to develop its new business strategy.
Rob will step into his new role as soon as it is practically possible in 2017 but not later than 1 July 2017 after the completion of his current contractual obligations – he is the current CEO of the European Cluster at Vodafone Group.
Rob was appointed after an extensive global search for a candidate suited to the demands of the Group’s future strategy, and also following MTN’s successful resolution of its Nigerian dispute.
New executives were also appointed while the roles of others were expanded. Additional non-executive directors were appointed too.
Through these appointments, MTN hopes to achieve the objective of strengthening its management, enhancing governance and aiding strategy in the Group.
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