MTN Group has announced that current chief marketing officer of MTN South Africa, Brian Gouldie, has been appointed as the new CEO of one of the operating companies within the MTN Group.
The group said, however, that the identity of the country is yet to be disclosed.
Larry Annetts, the current chief marketing officer of MTN Nigeria will replace Gouldie.
“MTN South Africa has a strong leadership succession pool due to our significant investment in building a sustainable supply of quality leaders. MTN is confident that Gouldie will make a meaningful contribution as a chief executive officer”, said Zunaid Bulbulia, CEO of MTN South Africa.
In the ten months since his appointment in August 2013, Gouldie has been responsible for redefining the competitive position of MTN South Africa. He has launched prepaid and postpaid converged products, with the most recent being the 79 cents voice and data offerings, the group said.
Annetts has worked in the telecommunications industry for over 15 years. In his most recent role as CMO of MTN Nigeria, he established MTN as the biggest distributor of music.
“I look forward to working with Larry again – he has outstanding credentials in our industry and is coming back home to be part of the special evolution journey we are currently on,” Bulbulia said.