Ralph Mupita


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Ralph Mupita was appointed CFO of MTN in April 2017 and  CEO on 1 September 2020. Prior to this he served as the Chief Executive Officer of Old Mutual Emerging Markets from February 2012 until January 2017. He served as an Executive Director at Old Mutual Life Assurance Company (South Africa) Limited from 2011 until 2017. Ralph served as the Director of Special Growth Projects for Old Mutual Life Assurance Company (South Africa) Limited. He joined Old Mutual in 2000 and was seconded to Old Mutual Zimbabwe where he worked on a strategy project that led to re-structuring several functional areas within Old Mutual Properties (Zimbabwe). 

On re-joining Old Mutual South Africa in July 2001 he looked after the strategy and business planning functions for Individual Life as a Strategy Director. A key responsibility in this role was the Vision 2002 Programme. From October 2002 to October 2003, he became responsible for customer development for the retail middle market business (Personal Finance). Ralph is an alumnus of Harvard Business School and holds a BSc Engineering (Hons) with construction projects in South Africa and completed his MBA at the University of Cape Town in 2000. He is a graduate of Harvard Business School's GMP programme and has also attended executive programmes at London Business School and INSEAD. 


2020 - Present        Chief Executive Officer, MTN
2017 – 2020             Chief Financial Officer, MTN
2012 –2017              Chief Executive Officer, Old Mutual Emerging Markets
2011 – 2017             Executive Director, Old Mutual
                                    Director of Special Growth Projects, Old Mutual
2004                           Managing Director, Old Mutual Unit Trust
2003 – 2004             Group Direct Sales/Retail Customer Management, Old Mutual
2003 – 2004             Customer Development: Retail Middle Market Business, Old Mutual
2001 –2002              Strategy Director, Old Mutual South Africa
2000 – 2001             Old Mutual, Zimbabwe

2007                           GMP programme, Harvard Business School
2000                           MBA, University of Cape Town 
                                    BSc Engineering (Hons) 

About MTN: MTN Group, formerly M-Cell, is a South-Africa-based, multinational mobile telecommunications company, operating in African, Europe and Asia. Its head office is in Johannesburg. MTN operates in 22 markets in Africa and the Middle East. The company offers e-commerce and digital services in music, financial services and entertainment. As a socially responsible company, MTN, through its philanthropic arm the MTN SA Foundation, MTN leverages the power of connectivity to facilitate access to education and healthcare, and fosters the development of entrepreneurship and the arts. 



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