MTN Group has added to its high profile executive appointments Andrew Goodrich as part of its Ambition 2025 strategy to bolster Fintech services in Africa.
According to MTN Group, Andrew Goodrich has added tremendous value to its banking strategy since joining the Group as General Manager for Banktech & Beyond Payments division back in 2019.
Serigne Dioum, the Group Chief Fintech Officer, said, “We are delighted to welcome Andrew into his new role within the Group Fintech Team. His wealth of experience in the financial sector will ensure that we continue making a meaningful contribution as we drive our financial inclusion ambitions on the continent.”
Goodrich has 30 years of experience in the financial services sector, 12 spent at a senior leadership level. Goodrich has built a stellar career through his ability to craft an organisational vision, mobilise strategic and tactical plans, and execute with well-led and highly effective teams. He is a strategic yet practical leader renowned for his hands-on approach to business.”
This is the company’s second high profile executive appointment within a week after Tumi Chamayou was appointed as MTN Group executive of the enterprise business unit.
MTN continues to emphasise its intention to strengthen its Fintech-centric offerings. In March 2022, the MTN Group shared its plans to create a Fintech operating company, aiming to spin off its Fintech unit and unbundle its fibre division.
MTN Group President and Chief Executive Officer Ralph Mupita said, “the work to strategically and structurally separate the Fintech business is progressing well. We aim to complete the work by the end of Q2 2022. In addition, the structural separation of the fibre business is also underway and is targeted to be completed by 2023.”