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MTN appoints new chief executive for Libya business

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MTN has announced the appointment of its new chief executive officer (CEO) for its unit in Libya, media reports said. The telco has appointed Rahul De, who is currently serving as the chief marketing officer (CMO) of MTN Nigeria.

Rahul will takeover as the CEO of MTN Libya Lonestar Cell on November 1, 2020. Rahul replaces Uche Ofodile who departed in July to become the chief executive of MTN Benin.

Rahul De, who joined MTN in 2011 as chief marketing officer of MTN Ghana, spearheaded the team that is driving digital transformation in the country, from a voice and data centric organisation to one which drives a digital and fintech future. He has an MBA in International Business, a bachelor’s degree in science and 23 years of experience in the telecom industry.

Earlier this year, MTN announced an R250 million relief package to fight against the coronavirus pandemic.

According to MTN, the fund will focus on employees, customers, vulnerable groups, contributions to the government’s Solidarity Fund and participating in industry interventions.

In a statement, MTN’s group chair, Mcebisi Jonas said, “We believe it is the responsibility of all organisations to assist where they can during the pandemic. MTN plays a vital role in the mobile and telecommunications industry across Africa and the Middle East and it is vital that we assist our employees, customers, and stakeholders, during this difficult time.”

MTN also raised another R40 million for a global staff emergency fund to help its employees across all 21 markets it operates in.

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