Sylvia Mulinge sets off as new MTN Uganda Ceo

Sylvia Mulinge @sylmulinge on Monday officially began her new role as Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of
MTN Uganda (@mtnug) fanfare and a special welcome from the staff at the telecom giant.

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MTN Uganda staff welcomed the new CEO at the new company headquarters along Jinja road.
Staff showcased the diverse Ugandan cultures as they welcomed her to the Pearl of Africa.

Mulinge is replacing Wim Vanhelleputte who has been promoted to a regional role as operating
executive for the West and Central African Markets of Liberia, Guinea-Conakry, Guinea-Bissau,
and Congo-Brazzaville within the MTN Group.

Mulinge joins MTN Uganda at the time the company is recording tremendous growth both in
terms of revenue and customer subscribers.

Ms. Mulinge whose tenure in office commenced on 1st October 2022 becomes the first-ever
female CEO at MTN Uganda, bringing with her a track record of executive business experience
spanning close to over 20 years, 15 years of which is in the telecom industry, that will see her
steer the continued growth and strategic progress of MTN Uganda. 

She joins MTN Uganda nine months after listing on the Uganda Securities Exchange in
December last year, enabling thousands of Uganda to own a share of the company.  MTN
Uganda had 16.3 million subscribers, 9.8 million Mobile Money users, and 5.7 million active
data users as of the end of the second quarter of 2022.

MTN Uganda business focus is to spearhead the achievement of Ambition 2025 strategy whose
intent is to play a leading role in providing digital solutions for Africa’s progress through driving
industry-leading connectivity operations, creating shared value, and accelerating portfolio

Speaking shortly after assuming office, Ms. Mulinge said she is glad to be starting a new career
in Uganda and specifically at MTN Uganda, pledging to build on her predecessors’ strong

“I am ready to build on my predecessors’ achievements to steer the continued growth of MTN
Uganda through strategic partnerships and leveraging MTN’s brand as the most trusted and
valued by all consumers and stakeholders in Uganda,” Mulinge said.

Mulinge further said she was looking forward to a good working relationship with various
stakeholders including MTN staff, shareholders, regulators, business partners, and the
government so that the company can operate in a conducive environment, close the digital
divide, and ensure that everyone accrues the benefits of a modern connected life.

Charles Mbire, MTN Uganda Chairman said: “We are very confident that our CEO’s passion for
transforming customers’ lives, leadership, and women empowerment using technology will help
drive our accelerated growth, positioning MTN for greater relevance ahead.”

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