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MTN appoints Karl as new procurement head


From TINTSWALO BALOYI,JOHANNESBURG, (CAJ News) – THE MTN Group has appointed Dirk Karl to head up group procurement and supply chain management.The company said the appointment is effective “no later than 1 November 2017.”The appointment comes as the organisation continues to focus on delivering earnings before interest, tax, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA)growth in its key markets of Nigeria and South Africa, through the Project IGNITE initiative, communicated to the market earlier in the year.
MTN Group Chief Financial Officer, Ralph Mupita, said they undertook a global search to identify the best candidate to build a world class network and commercial sourcing organisation for MTN Group. Sourcing skills and strategies are critical to delivering second-to-none networks for our customers, whilst supporting EBITDA margin evolution and cash generation for the business, Mupita said.
“With Karl’s wealth of experience, industry knowledge and skills, particularly in the area of network sourcing in emerging markets, I am confident that we are well placed to deliver on procurement and supply chain ambitions,” Mupita said.
Karl joins MTN from Buyln, the procurement joint venture between Deutsche Telekom and Orange, where he was Senior Vice President for Network Technology.He is looking forward to taking on the role at MTN.
“I am excited to join a company of MTN’s scale and stature, and more so,to be given the opportunity to be part of the team that will contribute to the organisation’s future success,” Karl said.
– CAJ News

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