Browsing: Sifiso Dabengwa

There is little risk of MTN creating two centres of power, one around CEO-designate Sifiso Dabengwa and the other around the still-to-be-appointed CEO of MTN International. That’s the view of Kristoff Puelinckx

Sifiso Dabengwa will replace Phuthuma Nhleko as MTN group CEO and president on 1 April, the mobile operator announced on Monday morning. Mr Dabengwa, aged 53, has a BSc in electrical engineering and an MBA

As MTN’s outgoing president and CEO Phuthuma Nhleko prepares to present his final interim results set on Thursday, analysts are hoping the group’s board will announce his successor at the same time. At the beginning of March, MTN made the surprise announcement that Nhleko had decided to step down and would leave the group by March next year.

Tim Lowry, one of MTN’s top executives, has left the telecommunications group. A former MD of MTN SA, Lowry most recently ran the South and East Africa (Sea) region for the group. MTN spokesman Pearl Majola says no one has been appointed to replace Lowry as vice-president of the Sea region.