MTN appoints Stephen van Coller as VP of strategy and M&A

MTN has appointed Stephen van Coller (pictured) as vice president of strategy and mergers & acquisitions, effective 1 October 2016. Van Coller’s appointment comes amid various executive changes at MTN, including the recent appointment of Rob Shuter as CEO and the resignation of Brett Goschen as CFO.

Van Coller, a qualified chartered accountant, is the former head of investment banking at Barclays Africa, and spent time in the CEO role of the Corporate and Investment Bank (CIB). He has also held various positions at Deutsche Bank (DB) over the years, including MD of investment banking, an executive committee member, and foundation trustee for DB in South Africa. Van Coller serves as a member of the World Economic Forum and on the GAC committee on the Future of Banking.

MTN has said it is confident that the "process of reviewing its capacity, resources, governance and management structures will be substantially completed by year end" and believes that these various changes will leave the group "well positioned to successfully face a highly competitive environment and take advantage of new opportunities".

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