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MTN South Africa picks Airtel exec as new CTO

Thursday 27 June 2013 | 10:14 CET | News
MTN South Africa has appointed Airtel Africa CTO Eben Albertyn to the same position, replacing Lambo Kanagaratnam who will head up its enterprise business division. Albertyn was formerly CTO for MTN in Cameroon and Ghana. Kanagaratnam takes over from Zunaid Bulbulia, formerly MTN South Africa's chief financial officer, who had led the enterprise division since July 2012 in an acting capacity following the departure of MTN Business MD Angela Gahagan-Thomson, Techcentral reported. Bulbulia was named last month as MTN South Africa's new CEO, taking the reins from Karel Pienaar, who has been named chief strategy officer at MTN Group. With an MSc in engineering from Wits University, Kanagaratnam has been with the operator for almost 14 years, having joined in 1999. Before that, he worked for national power utility Eskom in a variety of engineering roles. In 2006, he was appointed GM for network planning. He later served as chief technology officer of MTN Irancell and was appointed technology chief at MTN South Africa in October 2010.

Categories: Mobile & Wireless
Companies: Airtel / MTN Irancell / MTN South Africa
Countries: Africa / South Africa
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