MTN appoints Mazen Mroue as Uganda CEO



Mr Mazen Mroue has been unveiled as MTN Uganda’s new CEO, replacing Eng Themba Khumalo who was recently appointed as the MTN group Operations Executive, overseeing operations in 13 countries.     

Themba Khumalo had served as MTN Uganda CEO from 2009. Before, coming to Uganda, he was MTN Rwanda CEO.

While introducing the new CEO at Kampala Serena hotel, MTN Uganda Chairman Mr Charles Mbire said that Mazen Mroue had been ‘very carefully selected’ with the capability that will maintain MTN’s leadership in the telecommunications sector.

At the function, Hon Ruhakana Rugunda, the ICT minister said: “Themba, we thank you for your time in Uganda and hope that you will represent us well after your three years here, as our business ambassador abroad.”

He added: “I would like to warmly welcome Mr Mroue to Uganda. We hope that you will comfortably settle down and continue the work that has been done by your predecessors for the development of Uganda’s ICT sector and the country at large.”

Mr Mazen Mroue, a Lebanese comes with great experience and expertise as he has served in different positions in MTN Africa. Before his appointment to Uganda, he was the CEO of MTN Liberia. Prior to this, he had served in different capacities at MTN Ghana. Mazen joined the Ghana operation (Scancom Ltd) in 1999 as a Business Support Manager but was quickly promoted to Information Technology Manager in 2000. In 2006, he was appointed as the Chief Information Officer when MTN acquired Investcom and later its CEO.

Mazen holds a Master Degree in Engineering Intellectual Systems & Networks and completed the Executive Program for Leadership Development at Harvard Business School in 2007. Team