MTN South Africa has announced that it has appointed Wanda Matandela to the new position of chief commercial operations officer (CCOO).
Previously, Matandela held the position of chief enterprise officer at MTN Business, overseeing the company’s business-to-business offerings and services.
In a statement, MTN said Matandela was instrumental in leading the turn-around and growth strategy of the enterprise business.
The group said Matandela has, over the years, consistently delivered impressive operational and financial results, setting the business on an excellent path for growth.
Before joining MTN SA as chief enterprise officer in 2018, he served as Ster-Kinekor Theatres CEO for three years. Prior to that, he was in Vodacom’s management for eight years.
MTN SA CEO Charles Molapisi said, “For the time being, until a suitable replacement has been appointed, Wanda will continue to caretake the enterprise business.”
Molapisi also said, “As we strive to achieve our strategic objectives of driving business growth, transforming customer experience and overhauling employee engagement, it is important that we have the right individuals in place to achieve this.”
Matandela has a BCom Accounting degree, a Masters in Information Systems from Wits University, an MBA from Stellenbosch University, and a Certificate in Leadership from IMD in Switzerland.
His promotion follows the recent in-house appointments of Ernst Fonternel as chief consumer officer and Divyesh Joshi as chief strategy and transformation officer.