The MTN Group has announced the appointment of Hermann Tischendorf as its chief technology and information officer for digital and fintech.
Hermann Tischendorf | image supplied
“We are delighted to have a seasoned executive of Hermann’s calibre joining our growing DigiFin team,” says MTN Group chief digital and fintech officer Serigne
Dioum. “He brings the skills and experience that will accelerate innovative digital and fintech advancements in line with our strategic intent of leading digital
solutions for Africa progress.”
Tischendorf joins from 4Finance Group, where he was chief technology officer. He has 30 years of experience in the financial services sector, where he has occupied numerous senior roles. Tischendorf brings a solid track record of success in directing organisational expansion, digital product development, operations management, IT budget allocation, as well as mergers and acquisitions.
“At MTN, Tischendorf will bring transformation and disruption to our mobile payment platform and help improve customer engagement, experience, acquisition and loyalty. He will also be responsible for developing new products and services, building the nascent ecosystem and scaling up existing revenue streams,” the group said in a statement.
Tischendorf holds a master of business administration and a diploma with honours from Karl-Franzens University of Graz, Austria and studied finance and banking at the Anderson School of Management, University of California Los Angeles (UCLA). His appointment took effect on 1 December 2021.