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Stephen Blewett takes over as CEO of MTN Ghana

He takes over from Selorm Adadevoh, who has been reassigned to serve as chief commercial officer of the MTN Group with effect from March 2024

Stephen Blewett has officially commenced work as the newly appointed chief executive officer of MTN Ghana.

This follows the departure of Selorm Adadevoh to MTN Group as the chief commercial officer after serving as CEO of MTN Ghana for close to 6 years.

Blewett rejoined MTN in July 2023 as the operations executive for markets, with executive responsibility for the group’s smaller West and Central African markets and for providing broader operations support across that region to the group’s senior vice president for markets.

Prior to that, he was chief operating officer of Digicel. Before that, he spent seven years at MTN in the role of CEO for MTN Benin and then MTN Cameroon.

About Stephen Blewett

Stephen Blewett brings a wealth of experience to his new position, having most recently served as the group chief operating officer of Digicel, based in Kingston, Jamaica.

In this role, he oversaw 20 country CEOs and spearheaded developments in key areas such as marketing, information and technology, procurement, financial services, gaming and digital media.

Before his tenure at Digicel, Blewett served as the CEO of MTN Cameroon, where he made significant contributions to the company’s growth and success.

He previously held similar leadership roles in the telecommunications industry, including chief executive officer of MTN Benin and chief commercial officer at the Namibian mobile operator MTC.

In 2020, he was voted MTN CEO of the Year by his peers. Blewett’s career also includes notable positions such as chief executive of 3D Holdings, managing director of Autopage Cellular, marketing and sales executive at Telkom Mobile, and executive head of sales and marketing at MCell in Mozambique.

He holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree from the University of KwaZulu-Natal in South Africa.

Blewett is also a published author of books on marketing, sales and business, further demonstrating his expertise and thought leadership in the industry.

Reporting by Fred Dzakpata in Accra

 

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