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MTN South Sudan, introduces new boss

By Gladys Fred Kole


Telecommunication Company, MTN South Sudan has introduced a new Chief Executive Officer (CEO).

Monzer Ali, the new CEO was officially introduced on Tuesday, but will assume office effective 1st April, this year.

The new CEO replaces Gordian Kyomukama who has been leading the company for the last four years.

In his inaugural speech, Monzer Ali highlighted his excitement and commitment to building upon the strong foundation established by Gordian Kyomukama, the former CEO.

He emphasized a “people-first” approach to leadership and outlined five key pillars that will guide his leadership, Monzer Ali’s Vision for MTN South Sudan.

“Focus on People: Prioritizing employee well-being and empowerment for better business outcomes,”

He also underlined, Building Trust, fostering a culture of ethical values and open communication.

Monzer also mentioned the execution of excellence, transforming strategy and vision into tangible results through efficient execution.

As one of his strategies, he outlined the need for internal competition focused on encouraging continuous improvement and internal benchmarking.

Ali stressed his commitment to partnering with the entire MTN South Sudan team for their success.

The new CEO brings over 23 years of experience in the telecommunications industry, having held progressively senior positions at MTN since 2004.

Most recently, he served as Chief Technology and Information Officer of MTN Uganda.

Meanwhile, Andrew John Bugembe, who assumed the role of Chairman of the Board in November 2023 while also serving as CFO of MTN Uganda, welcomed Monzer Ali to the team.

He stressed the importance of South Sudanese culture and people and praised Monzer Ali’s passion and ability to get things done.

Outgoing CEO Gordian Kyomukama, expressed his gratitude to the staff and leadership for their dedication and support during his tenure.

He specifically mentioned the unwavering support he received from both the Vice President’s Office and the MTN Group, as well as the staff who remained invested even during his absence from the country in 2021.

However, Yolanda Cuba CA(SA), VP-SEA, echoed the appreciation for Gordian Kyomukama’s leadership. She highlighted his strong affection for the staff, the country, and the people of South Sudan.


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