MTN South Africa, a telecommunications company, has announced two strategic appointments in its group to enhance its executive team to ensure continued customer growth. Michele Gamberini will take over as the company’s new chief technology and information officer (CTIO) on February 1.
Megan Nicholas has also been named managing director of MTN Supersonic, the network’s fibre and broadband internet service provider.
Gamberini spent 25 years at Telecom Italia, where he held the position of Global Group CTIO.
“Gamberini has the unique experience of developing the network evolution ahead of the 2004 Olympic Games in Athens, having worked in Italy, Spain, Greece, and supported Brazilian technological decisions.” According to the company, he has a Master’s degree in electronics engineering.
MTN SA’s chief executive officer, Charles Molapisi, stated that the company had established itself as the benchmark for network quality while also driving massive and compelling IT enhancements in the sector.
Gamberini expressed his enthusiasm at joining such a high-performing company.
“I am most excited to continue and expand the outstanding work that the MTN network team has delivered on over the years,” Gamberini said.
According to the mobile operator, Nicholas’ internal appointment was a deliberate step to ensure continued customer growth. The company hopes to have a 30 per cent market share across all technologies by 2025.
“Residential broadband delivery is a critical strategic focus, and a leader of Nicholas’ calibre, competence, and experience is needed in this battle for the home market, as we work to bring our superior network and service into more of our customers’ homes,” Molapisi added.
One of Africa’s largest telecom companies, MTN, has been implementing management changes to strengthen its executive team.