MTN Business SA has appointed industry veteran Mariana Kruger as GM: private sector.
Kruger’s appointment comes on the backdrop of MTN Business’ ambitions of aggressively growing its market share in the enterprise space and venturing into new markets.
Kruger has a wealth of experience in the ICT space. She started her career at IBM in 1988 as a junior systems engineer, working in the mainframe environment. She later moved into the systems management consulting, project management and business unit leadership space.
In her different roles, Kruger worked with clients in Africa and the Middle East, taking responsibility for signings, revenue and profit for the region including growth initiatives for data centres and work area recovery.
Before being appointed to the current role, Kruger ran the infrastructure services division at IBM SA.
Alpheus Mangale, chief enterprise officer at MTN Business SA, says Kruger’s expertise will complement the existing skills set at MTN Business.
“Kruger’s expertise will bode well for MTN Business SA. Her crucial skills and experience will provide the building blocks upon which we can built on as we pursue our strategic objectives of making inroads in unchartered markets,” says Mangale.
The appointment follows a string of high level appointments by MTN Business earlier this year. The enterprise unit appointed Mandisa Ntloko as the head of marketing, Claude Chetty as GM for the SME segment, David Mphelo as GM for public sector and Delwin Bratby as the new GM for client services.
“We have a solid strategy in place of being the ICT partner of choice for geographic and market expansion and we believe that these appointments will propel us closer to achieving our strategic objectives,” Mangale says.
Kruger holds a BSc Chemistry & Computer Science and is a Certified IBM Project Executive.