Charles Molapisi

Non-Executive Director


2nd August, 2021

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Charles was appointed the MTN Group Chief Technical and Information Officer in 2019. Prior to that, he had held several positions in Nigeria over a seven-year period such as General Manager Infrastructure responsible for data center infrastructure and operations from 2009 to 2012 and later to Chief Information Officer for MTN Nigeria from 2012 to 2015, delivering major transformation programs while managing an accumulated capex of over $500m in a four-year period.

He is a former Chief Executive Officer of MTN Zambia (2015 to 2018), where he delivered a business turnaround that resulted in subscriber growth, revenue growth and diversification. He was voted CEO of the Year across MTN Group in 2018 and MTN Zambia was recognised as the best performing operation in the same year. He also served on the boards of MTN Zambia (Executive Director), MTN Business Botswana, MTN Business Kenya and MTN Business Namibia during his tenure as MTN Zambia CEO.

Before Charles joined MTN, he worked in financial services with Liberty Life and then gained experience in fixed line services business with Telkom SA, moving from Senior Developer to Senior Manager level responsible for managing the operations of two critical data centers in Centurion and Pretoria.


Bachelor’s degree in Commerce, University of the Witwatersrand

Masters’ degree in Business Leadership from the University of South Africa.

Executive programs with IMD Business School (Switzerland), Harvard Business School (USA), Columbia Business School (USA) and INSEAD (France).

Other directorships include:

Monaghan Home Owners Association, Legonet, Molapisi Properties, Zoe Molapisi Ministries, Chenosis and Broadcast Connect.

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