MTN South Africa has appointed Giovanni Chiarelli as the new Chief Technology and Information Officer. By Staff Writer
Chiarellli steps in the shoes of Babak Fouladi, who was the interim CTO for MTN SA in addition to his role as MTN Group Executive for Technology and Information Systems.
Chiarelli is a seasoned professional with over 17 years of experience in the fields of information and technology gleaned from a number of multi-national corporations, including Infostrada, Accenture, Telecom Italia and Vodafone Group.
As MTN SA’s new CTIO, Chiarelli is expected to build on the network improvement milestones that have been achieved in the last eighteen months, and will be tasked with shaping and driving technology and information strategies for MTN SA.
Before he joined MTN SA, Chiarelli was the Chief Technology Officer of Vodafone Romania.
“On behalf of MTN SA, I wish to thank Babak for the exceptional work he did in an interim capacity as MTN SA CTO. In just over six months, we witnessed MTN SA emerge as a customer-centric and quality orientated organisation,” says Mteto Nyati, MTN SA CEO.
“Early results have indicated that the network improvement plans are bearing fruit, which creates much needed momentum going into the festive season and 2017. I remain confident that the wealth of international experience that Chiarelli brings will enable our continued quest of building higher performing networks; transforming customer experience and leading the delivery of a bold, new digital world.”
Chiarelli holds an Electrical Engineering degree from Poliecnico di Milano, Milan, Italy and a Masters in Business Administration from University Luigi Bocconi, Milan, Italy.