MTN Business MD Angela Gahagan-Thomson has stepped down and will be “pursuing interests outside the company”. She says MTN SA is “restructuring” its operations and she felt it was “time to do some new things”.
At the same time, MTN SA chief financial officer Zunaid Bulbulia has been named acting chief enterprise business officer, a newly created role in the company, with immediate effect.
“To sustain our momentum with operational challenges in an increasingly competitive environment, MTN SA has reviewed its operating structures with a view to improving organisational effectiveness,” the company says in a statement.
Gahagan-Thomson joined MTN after the cellphone group’s acquisition of Verizon Business, a corporate-focused Internet service provider. Verizon Business was renamed MTN Business after the acquisition. She’s been with Verizon and MTN for the past eight years.
She says she had a “wonderful time” at MTN but that it was time to move on. She declines to say what she has planned next, saying it’s too early to reveal any details.
Gahagan-Thomson joined MTN SA in 2010 as executive for MTN Business, where she was responsible for pursuing strategic business development opportunities.
Bulbulia, meanwhile, will hold the dual role of acting chief enterprise business officer and chief financial officer. He has been finance head since 2005.
“Zunaid is taking to the helm of a dynamic new business unit that will see ICT convergence become a reality for our enterprise customers across SA,” MTN says in its statement. — (c) 2012 NewsCentral Media