MTN appoints enterprise business lead

MTN Group has appointed former MTN Zambia CEO, Farhad Khan as head of enterprise business.

Khan’s appointment is integral to the group’s plans to source incremental revenue from ICT business services into the future, MTN said.

“MTN has rolled out a number of initiatives in the last 18 months, in line with our ICT strategy. However, we have identified that we can achieve more through improved coordination. As a result, we believe that our enterprise and ICT focus as a Group would be enhanced by a central execution function,” said Christian de Faria, group chief commercial officer for MTN Group.

Part of this strategy includes structural changes with a focus on the enterprise segement of MTN’s business, with stand-alone profit and loss, as well as targets on new ICT revenue streams.

The segement will also create and align the enterprise teams across all operations to ensure that the focus placed on Enterprise is consistent and efficient, MTN said.

“It will also create and align the enterprise teams across all operations to ensure that the focus placed on Enterprise is consistent and efficient. The appointment of Farhad (Khan) is integral to these changes, particularly the need to gain traction on the new business lines,” MTN said.

Khan, an internal appointment by the Group, will be reporting directly to Faria. He will be responsible for the implementation of an enterprise strategy and structure across all MTN operations.

Khan will also be tasked with the responsibility of creating and implementing a global account management framework between the Group and its respective operations.

Khan joined MTN in 2003 as general manager for the Business segment in the MTN SA Marketing department where he oversaw the launch of BlackBerry in South Africa. As CEO of MTN Zambia, Khan and his team were responsible for the turnaround of the business operation and growing its market share.

Before joining MTN, he held senior management roles at Accenture, Nokia and Telkom SA.

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