MTN Group, a leading telecommunications company, has announced the elevation of Selorm Adadevoh, the current CEO of MTN Ghana, to the role of MTN Group Chief Commercial Officer. This leadership transition is part of the company's efforts to ensure a seamless succession plan.
Selorm Adadevoh, a Ghanaian, will take over the position from Jens Schulte-Bockum, who is stepping down as the Group Chief Operating Officer at the end of his contract term in March 2024. The change aims to continue the company's commitment to strong and effective leadership.
In his new role, Selorm will join the MTN Group Executive Committee, bringing his extensive experience to drive commercial strategies across the organization.
Jens Schulte-Bockum, while relinquishing his executive role on March 31, 2024, will continue to serve as a non-executive director on the boards of major subsidiaries, including MTN South Africa, MTN Nigeria, and Bayobab.
Dr. Ishmael Yamson, MTN Ghana Board Chairman, expressed congratulations to Selorm on his appointment, acknowledging his successful leadership of MTN Ghana over the past five and a half years.
Dr. Yamson commended Selorm for navigating the company through challenging times and leading its transformation.
Selorm Adadevoh joined MTN in 2018 as the CEO of MTN Ghana, and during his tenure, he played a pivotal role in shaping the new Ambition 2025 strategy, positioning MTN Ghana as a platform player.
His impact on industry initiatives has been significant, contributing to the company's growth and evolution.
Simultaneously, Stephen Blewett, MTN Operations Executive for Markets, will assume the role of CEO for MTN Ghana. Stephen rejoined MTN in July 2023, responsible for overseeing the Group's smaller West and Central Africa markets.
The Board of Directors expressed gratitude to Selorm for his immense contribution during his tenure as CEO and wished him success in his new role.
They also welcomed Stephen Blewett to the MTN Ghana family, expressing confidence in his ability to contribute to the company's Ambition 2025 strategy and beyond.