MTN Uganda has appointed Sylvia Mulinge as the Chief Executive Officer effective 1 September 2022.
Sylvia Mulinge will be joining MTN Uganda from Safaricom, where she served as Chief Consumer Business Officer for the Group.A seasoned executive, she brings with her a passion for transforming customers’ lives using technology.
Mulinge replaces Wim Vanhelleputte, who will take on the new MTN Group role of Operations Executive: Markets. In this position, he will leverage his experience to further financial inclusion and strengthen MTN’s market leader position.
Sylvia Mulinge was appointed among other new CEOs across Africa such as Mitwa Ng’ambi former MTN Rwanda CEO who is now appointed the CEO of MTN Cameroon, replacing Stephen Blewett.
Additionally, MTN South Africa Chief Consumer Officer Mapula Bodibe was appointed as CEO of MTN Rwanda, bringing with her more than 15 years of experience with MTN, including in Uganda.
MTN Group, Africa’s largest mobile network provider, has emerged as the first company on the continent to buy some plots of digital land on the virtual reality world — metaverse.
On its website, the leading telco announced that 144 plots of digital land were purchased in Africarare, the first virtual reality metaverse in Africa that launched in South Africa last year. The company did not disclose how much exactly it spent for this.
According to the company’ Group Chief Marketing Officer Bernice Samuels, the move aligns with the MTN Group’s ambition 2025 which entails leveraging trends to augment and increase its customers’ digital experiences, whilst actualising overall business growth