Tuesday, August 9, 2022

Sylvia Mulinge appointed MTN Uganda CEO

Sylvia Mulinge has been appointed as the MTN Uganda CEO.

The appointment comes shortly after she resigned from her role at Safaricom after 16 years.

“Sylvia Mulinge becomes MTN Uganda CEO, joining from Safaricom, where she served as Chief Consumer Business Officer for the Group,” South Africa’s MTN Group said.

“A seasoned executive, she brings with her a passion for transforming customers’ lives using technology.”

Mulinge replaces Wim Vanhelleputte, who will take on the new MTN Group role of Operations Executive: Markets.

Sylvia joined Safaricom in 2006 and has held various senior roles including General Manager Enterprise Business Unit and Director Consumer Business Unit, before assuming the role of Chief Customer Officer in 2018.

In July 2021, she took up the role of Chief Consumer Business Officer.

She has been an Executive Committee member (EXCO) for the last 9 years, where she has offered leadership and been part of many of Safaricom’s Successes.

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When announcing her departure from Safaricom, chief executive officer Peter Ndegwa described as a champion of Digital Transformation, who was a purpose-led and impact driven business leader.

Sylvia will be heading the company that was listed on the Uganda Securities Exchange last year through an initial public offering that saw its South African parent firm sell a 12.96 percent stake against the target of 20 percent.

MTN Uganda saw its customer numbers rise 10.7 percent to 15.7 million, with active data subscribers jumping 16 percent to 5.3 million.

MTN Uganda’s net income for the year ended December increased 5.8 percent to Sh10.8 billion. This was on the back of a 9.7 percent jump in total revenue to Sh. 65.3 billion.

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