Fresh from taking a hit on regulatory matters in Nigeria, MTN has insured itself with a contingent of political heavyweights on its reconstituted board and newly established advisory board as it pursues further growth. On Friday, Africa's largest telecommunications provider by subscriber numbers announced former deputy finance minister Mcebisi Jonas as its chairman designate to replace Phuthuma Nhleko from December 15. Nhleko will first oversee a transition of the board as well as the establishment of an international advisory board. The advisory board will be chaired by former president Thabo Mbeki and will include John Kufuor, the former president of Ghana. PODCAST | Consumers are fed up with Telcos Subscribe: iono.fm | Spotify | Apple Podcasts | Pocket Casts | Player.fm Further changes at MTN board level include the appointment of Sanusi Lamido Sanusi, a former governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria, and Vincent Rague, a Kenyan who has held senior positions at the International ...

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