MTN SA appoints Michele Gamberini as new CTIO

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Michele joins MTN from Telecom Italia and has 25 years of relevant industry experience.

MTN SA has announced the appointment of Michele Gamberini as its new chief technology and information officer (CTIO), starting on 1 February. Michele will be taking over from Giovanni Chiarelli, who held the role since November 2016.

Michelle joins MTN from Telecom Italia, where he most recently held the role of Global Group CTIO. According to a statement by MTN, he has 25 year of industry experience and has worked in Italy, Spain and Greece, and supported Brazilian technological choices, along with preparing a network evolution ahead of the 2004 Olympic Games in Athens.

MTN SA CEO Charles Molapisi says, ”As we work toward our Ambition2025 strategy, which is anchored on building the largest and most valuable platform business, I believe that Gamberini’s wealth of experience will have a notable contribution towards enhancing our technology functions as well as providing a network that is second to none for all South Africans“.

Michele says that he is delighted to be joining “such a high-performing business”. “I am most looking forward to continuing and growing the exceptional work the MTN network team has delivered over the years.”

Michele holds a Master’s degree in electronics engineering.

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