Jens Schulte- Bockum will resume as the Chief Operating Officer (COO) of MTN Group on January 16, 2017, according to the South Africa mobile phone group that owns MTN Nigeria.

Phuthuma Nhleko, Executive Chairman, MTN Group, announced the new appointment at the senior management levels of the mobile phone Company.

“These Senior management appointments bring to finality the management aspect of a large scale transformation and operational review process which I am confident will place the Group in good stead to capitalize on its many prospects and reach its full potential in a rapidly transforming and exciting sector. We have attracted individuals of high caliber and wide, relevant experience to further enhance the existing management team, consistent with the anticipated trajectory of the group,” Nhleko said.

The new group COO will succeed Jyoti Desai who is retiring.

Jens has extensive operational experience in the telecom sector with   his last senior role being CEO of Vodafone Germany between 2012 and 2015.

Also, Oliver Fortuin will resume as Executive Head Business Enterprise on March 1, 2017, while Bernice Samuels will rejoin MTN as Group Executive Marketing from January 1 2017.

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