Yaksan appointed to ignite MTN transformation

February 3, 2017 9:04 am1 commentViews: 45
Saim Yaksan MTN Executive for Group Transformation

Saim Yaksan MTN Executive for Group Transformation

JOHANNESBURG, (CAJ News) – MTN Group has appointed Saim Yaksan as Executive for Group Transformation.
The appointment, effective immediately, follows the launch of MTN’s holistic transformation programme, IGNITE, in the third quarter of 2016.
The programme started in MTN’s largest operations – South Africa and Nigeria – and will be progressively rolled out to other operations.
As head of the IGNITE programme, Yaksan will lead development and execution of special initiatives aimed at accelerating business and financial performance.
Yaksan brings a diverse set of international business experiences to the role, having held various management positions across Europe, Africa, Asia, Australia and the United Arab Emirates.
Prior to this appointment, he was the Executive for Supply Chain Management in MTN Group’s Procurement department.
In this role, he was responsible for the company’s procurement transformation initiative, and was pivotal in setting up Global Sourcing Companies in Dubai.
Debbie Minnaar and Olubayo Adekanmbi, who will lead transformation offices in South Africa and Nigeria respectively, will complement Yaksan.
With operations in over 20 countries, South African-headquartered MTN is the continent’s biggest mobile operator.

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