MTN fills Executive for Group Transformation post

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MTN fills Executive for Group Transformation post

The MTN Group has announced the appointment of Saim Yaksan as Executive for Group Transformation, effective immediately.

He ascends to the new role after previous work in the MTN Group as Executive Supply Chain Management and Group CPO and General Manager Technology Procurement for MTN in Dubai and before then for seven years at industry rival Vodafone.

“Yaksan brings a diverse set of international business experiences to the role, having held various management positions across Europe, Africa, Asia, Australia and the United Arab Emirates. Prior to this appointment, he was the Executive for Supply Chain Management in MTN Group’s Procurement department. In this role, he was responsible for the company’s procurement transformation initiative, and was pivotal in setting up Global Sourcing Companies in Dubai,” said MTN in a statement.

The mobile network also revealed that Yaksan will be heading its holistic transformation programme initiated in the third quarter of 2016 called IGNITE.

“IGNITE is about shaping the future MTN, by proactively introducing special measures to accelerate the company’s business and financial performance. As head of the IGNITE programme, Yaksan will lead development and execution of special initiatives aimed at accelerating business and financial performance.

The programme started in South Africa and Nigeria, MTN’s largest operations, and will be progressively rolled out to other operations according to the mobile operator.

“Yaksan will be complemented by Debbie Minnaar and Olubayo Adekanmbi, who will lead transformation offices in South Africa and Nigeria respectively,” the company concluded.


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