MTN Appoints Fred Scheppens to Lead Wholesale Business

MTN GlobalConnect is MTN's wholesale business.

MTN Store (Delareyville Sellular)
MTN Store (Delareyville Sellular) (Photo Credit: Wiki Village)

Mobile phone operator MTN announced on Tuesday that it has appointed Fred Scheppens as group executive: MTN GlobalConnect.

The appointment of Scheppens is effective 15 October 2017.

MTN GlobalConnect is MTN’s wholesale business.

Fred Scheppens
Fred Scheppens appointed as group executive: MTN GlobalConnect (Photo Credit: Vodafone)

Scheppens joined MTN from Vodafone as a senior vice president, who was responsible for the sales, channel strategy and commercial engagement with all carriers for International Voice Services, according to Vodafone Carrier Services’ website.

He joined Vodafone in March 2013.

Prior to joining Vodafone Carrier Services, he was one of the founding members of Belgacom International Carrier Services Business Unit and held various staff and executive positions including senior vice president, Mobile Financial Services Division, BICS, for more than 15 years.

Scheppens was part of core teams that launched mobile operators in the Netherlands (KPN Mobile) and in Belgium (Mobistar).

He holds a Business Administration degree in Antwerp and an MBA in Paris.

The appointment of Scheppens is part of MTN’s plans to further strengthened its management structure to support our BRIGHT strategy.

During the results presentation for the six months to end-June, MTN predicted that by 2020 across its 22 markets, there will be a total revenue pool for telecoms operators of R575 billion in the consumer space, R210 billion in the enterprise and around R30 billion in the wholesale market.

Today, MTN also announced the appointment of various executives, which include:

  • Dirk Karl as group executive: Procurement and Supply Chain Management, effective 1 October 2017;
  • Serigne Dioum as group executive: Mobile Financial Services, effective 26 September 2017; and
  • Ankur Bajpai as group executive: Customer Value Management, effective 1 September 2017.

MTN is a leading emerging markets mobile operator, connecting approximately 230 million people in 22 countries across Africa and the Middle East.

Its key markets include South Africa, Nigeria, Iran, etc.


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