The appointment is effective on 1 October 2014.
Formerly Microsoft’s general manager for Middle East and Africa (MEA) Emerging Regions Nyati will be expected to lead group-wide enterprises.
The [DATA MTN:MTN Group Limited] said Nyati developed and implemented growth strategies for markets within the region.
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Nyati also previously served as the managing director of Microsoft South Africa for six years and also spent 12 years at IBM, where he held a number of senior executive roles.
“During his tenure in the South African business, Nyati drove Microsoft's innovation and leadership across the company's core businesses in key markets,” read the statement.
“He was also integral to the development and implementation of Microsoft’s 4Afrika Initiative, a multi-year effort which aims to actively engage in Africa’s economic development to improve the continent’s global competitiveness.”
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Sifiso Dabengwa, MTN Group President and CEO said, “This newly-created role is in line with our strategy to further leverage our integrated ICT offerings.”
“Mteto will be a member of the Group EXCO, and take responsibility for leading the group-wide enterprise and ICT strategy, and to enhance MTN’s position in the enterprise segment,” he added.
Nyati holds a BSc degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Natal.
In 2004, he was named a Yale University World Fellow.