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02 December 2014

MTN appoints industry veteran to head up MTN Business

MTN South Africa has appointed Alpheus Mangale as the Chief Enterprise Officer effective December 1.

Mangale joins MTN from Cisco where he was the Managing Director of the South African operation. He replaces Lambo Kanagaratnam who is leaving MTN to pursue interests outside of the business.

Alpheus is a seasoned ICT expert with over 18 years’ experience in the ICT, Enterprises and Public Sector industries spanning Europe, Middle East and the Africa region.
He spent 15 years at Dimension Data where he led the group’s overall technology strategy, marketing function as well as all strategic business alliances for, among others, Microsoft, HP and EMC.

During his tenure at Cisco, Mangale led all Cisco’s engagements across private and public sectors markets. He was also responsible for the company’s overall country transformation strategy with service providers and government leaders.

Says Ahmed Farroukh, MTN South Africa Chief Executive Officer: “We are pleased to have someone of Mangale’s calibre in our management team and we are confident that his wealth of expertise and global exposure will stand MTN Business in good stead.”





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