News reports coming indicate that Mr. Wim Vanhelleputte who has been the Airtel DRC Managinig Director since February 2016 is MTN Uganda’s new CEO.
He brings with him experience in the telecom sector where he has served as an Executive Director for Key Business Unit Within Africa at Bharti Airtel Limited. He also served as the Chief Executive Officer at MTN Cote d’Ivoire since April 2009. Vanhelleputte has also been a Chief Executive Officer of Tchad, a subsidiary of Orascom Telecom Holding S.A.E.
With the appointment, Mr. Wim Vanhelleputte will have to ensure that MTN mantains leadership in both voice and data.