MTN South Africa chief technical officer Lambo Kanagaratnam is moving to a new role at the operator. Effective immediately, he will head up its enterprise business division.
Airtel Africa chief technology officer Eben Albertyn has taken the reins from Kanagaratnam. Albertyn was formerly chief technology officer for MTN in Cameroon and Ghana.
Kanagaratnam takes over from Zunaid Bulbulia, formerly MTN South Africa’s chief financial officer, who had led the enterprise division since July 2012 in an acting capacity following the departure of MTN Business MD Angela Gahagan-Thomson. Bulbulia was named last month as MTN South Africa’s new CEO, taking the reins from Karel Pienaar, who has been named chief strategy officer at MTN Group.
With an MSc in engineering from Wits University, Kanagaratnam has been with the operator for almost 14 years, having joined in 1999. Before that, he worked for national power utility Eskom in a variety of engineering roles.
In 2006, he was appointed GM for network planning. He later served as chief technology officer of MTN Irancell and was appointed technology chief at MTN South Africa in October 2010. — (c) 2013 NewsCentral Media