Mteto Nyati joins Telkom board


The former MTN CEO is among a list of executives in Telkom’s board refresh.

Mteto Nyati, experienced IT executive and author has joined the board of Telkom as an independent non-executive director with immediate effect.

He will be appointed as a member of the board’s remuneration and nominations committees from next month, Telkom said.

Mteto has previously served as CEO of MTN South Africa, managing director at Microsoft, director of global technology services at IBM, managing consultant at Nampak, and engineering manager at Tastic Rice. He holds a BSc in mechanical engineering from the University of KwaZulu-Natal and has participated in Yale University’s world fellowship programme.

A filing to investors also revealed a significant restructuring of its board of directors, including the resignation of four directors and the appointment of four new directors. Navin Kapila, Fagmeedah, Petersen-Cook, Kholeka Mzondeki, and Rex Tomlinson will leave the Telkom board as independent non-executive directors on 24 August 2022.

They will be replaced by Brian Kennedy, former senior advisor at Nedbank CIB, Prudence Lebina (subject to confirmation), CEO of GAIA Infrastructure Capital Limited, Mteto, and Ipeleng Selele, group CEO of RSS Trade and Investments, with immediate effect.

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