MTN Group is pleased to announce the appointment of Marina Madale as Group Executive: Sustainability & Shared Value, effective 1 September 2023. Prior to this, Marina served as the General Manager: Sustainability and Shared Value, MTN Group.
In her new role, she will be responsible for setting the strategic direction for the management of Sustainability and Shared Value and the work of our foundations across MTN Group markets.
Marina has a wealth of experience across multiple sectors globally, including oil & gas, energy, banking, and property development across multiple countries such as Qatar, Mozambique, Botswana, Gabon, South Africa, and Australia. She played an instrumental role in the development of the first of its kind community Local Development Agreements and Local Content strategy for the oil and gas sector in Mozambique. Before joining MTN, she held various senior roles at Sasol.
Among her notable achievements within MTN, Marina pioneered the development of the Group's science-based targets towards net-zero emissions, MTN's first-ever Digital Human Rights Transparency report, and first ever pan-African MTN Skills Academy.
"Marina's deep understanding of sustainability and shared value has been a cornerstone in aligning MTN's commitments and programmes with global best practices with African realities. Her exceptional execution and significant contributions have elevated our group-wide strategy and strengthened our commitment to responsible business. As we continue to navigate an evolving landscape, Marina's leadership will be pivotal in fulfilling our promise to stakeholders and communities alike," said Nompilo Morafo, MTN Group Chief Sustainability and Corporate Affairs Officer.
Marina holds a Master's degree in Communications from Bond University, Australia, and a Bachelor of Social Science Degree in Politics, Philosophy, and Economics from the University of Cape Town, South Africa.