Zimbabwean corporate exec appointed as MTN’s new group CFO

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Ralph Mupita 

The MTN Group, Africa’s largest telecommunications group has appointed Ralph Mupita as its new Chief Financial Officer and executive director for the group effective from the 3rd of April 2017.

Mupita joins the telecoms group from Old Mutual where he was the CEO of Old Mutual Emerging Markets (OMEM). According to his LinkedIn profile, The Zimbabwean-born executive has an honours degree in Engineering and an MBA both from the University of Cape Town.

His appointment is the latest top-level change at MTN. The telecoms giant appointed a new CEO, Rob Shuter, earlier this year following the departure of Sifiso Dabengwa, another Zimbabwean executive.


MTN also made other appointments that included bringing on Stephen van Coller as vice president in charge of mergers and acquisitions.

With a lot of financial services experience at senior levels within MTN (Shuter is also a former banker), it wouldn’t be surprising if the group focuses on growth through acquisition especially in emerging markets where talent like Mupita has extensive experience.

image credit – Old Mutual 


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  1. Macd Chip says:

    If only all these great minds can work for our country!!

    1. Marufu Chihwandire says:

      A population that cannot migrate is an underdeveloped population. Zimbabweans are ubiquitous, a sign of the highest level of human development.

    2. Anonymous says:

      Let the minds go where they can be appreciated and refined. Here, those opportunites are few

    3. CxO says:

      If only our country can work for these great minds!

  2. chuks says:

    South Africa telecom has appointed one of you Zimbabwe in foreign land, but if it was in your Zimbabwe, you people will not allow it to happen. change your evil character Zimbabweans. I rest my case.

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