MTN SA has appointed Michele Gamberini as its new chief technology and information officer effective 1 February 2022. The company also announced the appointment of Megan Nicholas to managing director for MTN Supersonic, the network provider’s fibre and broadband internet service provider, effective 01 January 2022.
Gamberini joins MTN from Telecom Italia (TIM Group) where he gained 25 years of experience across the business at TIM Italy and most recently in the position of Global Group CTIO. Having worked in Italy, Spain, Greece and supported Brazilian technological choices, Gamberini had the unique experience of preparing the network evolution ahead of the 2004 Olympic Games in Athens. He holds a master’s degree in electronics engineering.
Supersonic takes aim at the residential market
Currently, general manager for residential at MTN South Africa, MTN said that Nicholas’s internal appointment is a strategic move to ensure continuous customer growth in the residential market, of which MTN aspires to own 30% market share across all technologies by 2025.
“Residential broadband delivery is a critical strategic focus, as we work to bring our superior network and service into more of our customer’s homes. This battle for the home market needs a leader of Megan’s caliber, expertise, and experience,” said MTN SA’s chief executive officer, Charles Molapisi.
“As part of our ongoing commitment to grow our Supersonic business in this ever-changing environment, we consider this appointment as one of the strategic levers. Megan’s extensive experience across the broadband sector is recognised as a vital driver to achieve our growth ambitions in this highly innovative space.”
With a career spanning a number of blue-chip organisations, across multiple mobile networks, Nicholas has the relevant industry, commercial and operational expertise to further strengthen the Supersonic business, MTN said.