Business Talk – In conversation with Mteto Nyati, chief executive at Altron

Mteto Nyati is the chief executive at Altron, having joined the company in April 2017. He is responsible for transforming Altron into a world-class information and communications technology company that does good business while doing good.

He was previously chief executive officer of MTN South Africa, and over a period of 12 years held various leadership positions at IBM in South Africa and Europe. He later joined Microsoft South Africa, where he was managing director for six years.

Nyati is the author of the number one bestseller, Betting on a Darkie, a book about his life as a shopkeeper’s son, family man and business leader at local and multinational corporates.

He holds a BSc in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Natal.

In this episode of Business Talk, Nyati talks through the importance of strong leadership skills over what has been a difficult period, locally and internationally, brought on by the pandemic.

He tells host Michael Avery about the challenges of managing a company with 7,000 employees during the past 12-18 months and aligning the needs of different stakeholders within the organisation.

Nyati highlights Altron’s 2.0 strategy which began in 2017 and concluded more than a year and a half ahead of schedule. The group has identified key new areas for sustainable growth, and Nyati highlights Altron’s ambition to facilitate, and be a part of the move into a digital age.

The full interview is embedded below. You can find all the Business Talk with Michael Avery interviews here.

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Business Talk – In conversation with Mteto Nyati, chief executive at Altron