Former Vodacom Group Chief Officer of Strategy and M&A and Vodacom Ghana CEO, Yolanda Cuba, has been appointed by MTN Group as its Group Chief Digital and Fintech Officer. According to MTN, Cuba will lead the telecommunications companies’ strategic expansion of its financial services and digital solutions efforts and transformation into a digital operator.
As part of her appointment, Cuba will join the MTN Group Executive Committee and will report directly to the Group CEO Rob Shuter.
“This role gives me the opportunity to drive digital innovation and financial inclusion across the Group’s vast footprint. I’m really looking forward to the new challenge and being part of the MTN leadership team”, said Cuba.
Cuba is rumoured to have only tendered her resignation with immediate from Vodacom not too long before MTN announced her appointment. She holds a degree in Statistics and Accounting from the University of Cape Town and and another degree from the University of KwaZulu-Natal. She is also an alumnus of INSEAD International Executive Programme.
“We are very pleased to bring an executive of Yolanda’s calibre into MTN Group. Yolanda is a highly qualified and experienced executive, with a unique combination of operational telecommunications experience as well as finance, financial services and digital skills. I am confident that Yolanda’s leadership will place us in good stead as we intensify our efforts to build a digital ecosystem and scale our fintech offering across our markets,” said Shuter.