Stephen van Coller, head of MTN Group’s digital unit resigns


TN Group said Stephen van Coller, Vice President of Digital Services, Data Analytics and Business Development with effect from 31 August 2018.

The group said in a statement that Stephen has resigned to take up a Group CEO position at another JSE listed company.

Stephen joined MTN on 1 October 2016 and has played an instrumental role in designing the new BRIGHT strategy and ensuring its focus on building out the new digital services areas. Under Stephen’s leadership the Mobile Financial Services customer base more than doubled to 25m and significant progress has been made across the group in building big data analytics and Rich Media Services across music, video and gaming.

Rob Shuter, President and Group CEO of MTN said: “On behalf of the MTN Group Limited Board and the group executive committee, I would like to wish Stephen every success as he commences an exciting new chapter in his career.”

MTN said Stephen’s successor will be announced in due course.

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Godwin Okafor is a Financial Journalist, Internet Social Entrepreneur and Founder of Naija247news Media Limited. He has over 16 years experience in financial journalism. His experience cuts across traditional and digital media. He started his journalism career at Business Day, Nigeria and founded Naija247news Media in 2010. Godwin holds a Bachelors degree in Industrial Relations and Personnel Management from the Lagos State University, Ojo, Lagos. He is an alumni of Lagos Business School and a Fellow of the University of Pennsylvania (Wharton Seminar for Business Journalists). Over the years, he has won a number of journalism awards. Godwin is the chairman of Emmerich Resources Limited, the publisher of Naija247news.

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