EOH has appointed Stephen van Coller as CEO. Van Coller is the former CEO of Absa’s corporate and investment banking division. MTN headhunted him two years ago as one of four vice-presidents in a new structure created following the appointment of Rob Shuter as the cellphone network’s president and group CEO. EOH said Van Coller’s appointment was part of its strategy to split the information technology (IT) group into two separate businesses, called EOH and Nextec. Zunaid Mayet was the CEO of Nextec, EOH said in Thursday’s statement. MTN issued a statement on Thursday morning saying Van Coller had resigned from his position as vice-president of digital services, data analytics and business development with effect from August 31. When Van Coller moved to MTN in October 2016, his title was vice-president of strategy and mergers and acquisitions. At the time, the recruitment of a senior banking executive was seen as a move by the cellphone network to become a more aggressive player in t...

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