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MTN appoints new CEO of Ivory Coast operation

MTN appoints new CEO of Ivory Coast operation

MTN Group has appointed Djibril Ouattara as chief executive officer of MTN Ivory Coast, effective 1 November 2019.

According to a statement issued by the operator, the appointment follows the departure of former CEO, Freddy Tchala in September.

MTN describes Djibril as a seasoned executive with experience spanning more than 15 years in telecoms.

"In his most recent role as CEO of MTN Congo Brazzaville, he made significant strides in delivering on the company's BRIGHT strategy," reads an excerpt from the statement.

"He has implemented a successful turnaround including a network transformation which won MTN Congo Brazzaville the award for 'best network' in the country for two consecutive years, and an aggressive Supply and Distribution transformation leading to significant value share growth. Additionally, he led the operation's mobile money development, achieving a 53% penetration rate in two years," the company explains.

Djibril has worked across Africa, the USA and Europe. Prior to joining MTN he held CEO roles at Canal Plus Ivory Coast and Etisalat-Atlantique Telecom Togo.

He holds an MBA from MIT-Sloan School of Management (USA), as well as an Engineering Degree from ENSIA-INSET in Ivory Coast.

Current MTN Congo Brazzaville Chief Technical and Information Officer (CTIO), Ayham Moussa, will undertake the position of acting CEO for MTN Congo Brazzaville until a permanent appointment is finalised.

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