MTN South Africa appoints new CTIO

IMAGE: Michele Gamberini Chief Technology and Information Officer

MTN South Africa has announced the appointment of Michele Gamberini as its new Chief Technology and Information Officer effective 1 February 2022.

A statement from MTN said Gamberini joins the company from Telecom Italia (TIM Group) where he gained 25 years of experience across the business at TIM Italy and most recently in the position of Global Group CTIO.

Having worked in Italy, Spain, Greece and supported Brazilian technological choices, Gamberini had the unique experience of preparing the network evolution ahead of the 2004 Olympic Games in Athens. He holds a master’s degree in electronics engineering.  

Commenting on the appointment, MTN SA’s Chief Executive Officer, Charles Molapisi said, “MTN SA has established itself as the benchmark for what network quality should be while also driving massive and compelling enhancements in the IT space. As we work toward our Ambition2025 strategy which is anchored on building the largest and most valuable platform business, I believe that Gamberini’s wealth of experience will have a notable contribution towards enhancing our technology functions as well as providing a network that is second to none to all South Africans.”

Commenting on his appointment, Gamberini says: “I am delighted to be joining such a high-performing business and a team within the technology and information systems environment that have proven themselves to be amongst the best in the world.”   

“I am most looking forward to continuing and growing the exceptional work the MTN network team has delivered over the years,” Gamberini added.