MTN appoints new chief digital and fintech officer

MTN Group has appointed Yolanda Cuba as group chief digital and fintech officer.

Cuba will join the MTN executive committee and will report to the group chief executive office (CEO) Rob Shuter. In this role, she will lead the Group’s strategic expansion of its financial services and digital solutions efforts and transformation into a digital operator, the company said.

She joins MTN Group from Vodacom, where she served as chief officer of strategy and M&A. She was previously the CEO of Vodafone Ghana for a three-year period, a role that saw her named Telecom CEO of the Year in 2018.

“We are very pleased to bring an executive of Yolanda’s calibre into MTN Group,” said Shuter.

“Yolanda is a highly qualified and experienced executive, with a unique combination of operational telecommunications experience as well as finance, financial services and digital skills.

“I am confident that Yolanda’s leadership will place us in good stead as we intensify our efforts to build a digital ecosystem and scale our fintech offering across our markets.”

MTN said that Cuba’s start date will be communicated in due course.

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