MTN has appointed former World Cup Organising Committee chief communications officer Rich Mkhondo as the new head of its corporate affairs department.
He replaces Nozipho January-Bardill, who has left MTN.
The emerging markets cellphone group says Mkhondo will be MTN group spokesman and will also be responsible for “implementing MTN’s communications and stakeholder relations strategies throughout its operations in Africa and the Middle East”.
A Rhodes University journalism graduate, Mkhondo is a former journalist, having worked as a correspondent for Independent Newspapers in Washington and Reuters news agency, where he covered Southern Africa.
He is a former spokesman for SAA and former MD of Ogilvy Public Relations. — Staff reporter, TechCentral