The MTN Group has announced the appointment of Mr. Selorm Adadevoh as the Group Chief Commercial Officer, effective from April 1, 2024.
Mr. Adadevoh will assume the role currently held by Mr. Jens Schulte-Bockum, the Group Chief Operations Officer, whose contract ends on March 31, 2024.
In a move to better align with the MTN's Group Operating Model, Mr. Adadevoh's title has been adjusted; however, he will take on all the executive responsibilities currently held by Schulte-Bockum, the company said in a statement.
Mr. Adadevoh, with a wealth of industry experience, initially joined MTN in 2018 as the CEO of MTN Ghana.
His career also encompasses significant roles within the Digicel Group, where he served as CEO, COO, and global director for mobile financial services. Before that, Mr. Adadevoh held key positions at Millicom/Tigo in Ghana, including CCO, head of mobile financial services, and head of product innovation.
Mr. Jens Schulte-Bockum, the outgoing Group Chief Operations Officer, concludes his seven-year tenure at the MTN Group. The company expressed gratitude for his integral role in advancing the core connectivity business across various sectors.
Post-transition, Mr. Schulte-Bockum will continue to be associated with the MTN Group, taking on the role of a non-executive director on the boards of MTN South Africa, MTN Nigeria, and Bayobab.
Mr. Ralph Mupita, MTN Group CEO, acknowledged Mr. Schulte-Bockum's contributions and expressed anticipation for his ongoing input in the company's strategic boards.
Following Mr. Adadevoh's promotion, Mr. Stephen Blewett is set to take on the position of CEO of MTN Ghana.
Mr. Blewett, rejoining the company in July 2023, previously served as COO at Digicel and held CEO roles for MTN Benin and MTN Cameroon during his seven-year tenure within the MTN Group.
Ralph Mupita congratulated both Mr. Adadevoh and Mr. Blewett on their appointments, extending well wishes for their success in their new roles and emphasizing their vital contribution to the realization of MTN's Ambition 2025 strategy.