"Nicholas’s internal appointment is a strategic move from MTN to ensure continuous customer growth in the residential market, of which MTN aspires to own 30% market share across all technologies by 2025," MTN SA said in a statement.
With a career spanning a number of blue-chip organisations, across multiple mobile networks, Nicholas has the relevant industry, commercial and operational expertise to further strengthen the Supersonic business.
Coupled with a proven track record in the design and executing of business strategies, she seeks to challenge the market ‘status quo’, and thereby increase the overall profitability of our complete residential portfolio.
"I am very excited to be leading the execution against our 2025 strategy to ‘own the home’, and I believe that Supersonic is an important contributor to achieving that ambition," said Nicholas.
MTN SA has also appointed Michele Gamberini as its new chief technology and information officer, effective 1 February 2022.
Gamberini joins MTN from Telecom Italia (TIM Group) where he gained 25 years of experience across the business at TIM Italy and most recently in the position of Global Group CTIO.
Having worked in Italy, Spain, Greece and supported Brazilian technological choices, Gamberini had the unique experience of preparing the network evolution ahead of the 2004 Olympic Games in Athens. He holds a master’s degree in electronics engineering.
MTN SA’s CEO, Charles Molapisi, said: "MTN SA has established itself as the benchmark for what network quality should be while also driving massive and compelling enhancements in the IT space. :
"As we work toward our Ambition2025 strategy which is anchored on building the largest and most valuable platform business, I believe that Gamberini’s wealth of experience will have a notable contribution towards enhancing our technology functions as well as providing a network that is second to none to all South Africans."