MTN Group appoints female as new Executive for the Enterprise Business Unit


The MTN Group has appointed appointed Tumi Chamayou as Group Executive for Enterprise Business Unit (GEBU), effective Wednesday, 1 June 2022.

This is in pursuit of a goal to ensure a 50-50 gender equity in its workforce all the way to the top by 2030, as announced by Group CEO and President, Ralph Mupita recently, when MTN dedicated some US$1.6 million to gender equity programs with the United Nations.

Tumi joined the MTN GEBU team in 2018, as General Manager for Large Enterprise Sales, and has been Acting Executive for the function since July 2020, until now. During this time, she has added immense value, overseeing client segment teams as well as the overall strategy and operational alignment with EBU teams in MTN’s Opcos.

Jens Schulte-Bockum, Group Chief Operating Executive said, “Tumi has the expertise and track record to assist in bolstering the leadership capability of MTN Group. Critical to the realisation of our strategic imperatives is an integrated, synergistic, and collaborative leadership team whose core values and mindset are aligned with the company’s strategy. We look forward to working with Tumi in her new role”.

Tumi is a seasoned professional with extensive experience in technology, telecommunications, and management consulting. Prior to joining MTN, she held various senior leadership roles at Ericsson, Egon Zehnder, Accenture and Decipher.

Tumi holds an MBA from the University of the Witwatersrand and a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Science from the University of the Western Cape in South Africa.

Meanwhile, the MTN Group has said it is pursuing three priority areas to achieve gender across board by 2030. Firstly to increase the women in its workforce from the current 39% 50%, which extends all the way up to the executive leadership groups and the boards; secondly, higher representation of women within technology roles, with a goal of at least 30% by 2030, off an existing base of 17%; and thirdly, to close the gender pay gaps across its businesses.



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