Stephen Blewett, new CEO MTN Cameroon: a winner for Cameroon - CAMEROON CEO

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The news of the appointment of the new CEO of MTN Cameroon was eagerly awaited since the announcement last January of the resignation for personal reasons of the Dutch leader Hendrik Kasteel. On July 02, the news broke. From August 1, 2020, the experienced South African leader Stephen Blewett will take up his duties as CEO of MTN Cameroon. The South African multinational has relied on a talented and efficient manager to meet the Cameroon challenge. Back on the journey of a dynamic leader. 

With a bachelor's degree in commerce, economics, business administration and marketing from the University of KwaZulu Natal in 1991, over three decades, Stephen Blewett has built a successful and rich career. It was within a consulting firm MGI Bass Gordon that he began his career in 1989 in Cape Town where he spent a year. In 1992, he joined the logistics company Chep in Johannesburg, which he left in 1993 for the Dutch energy giant Shell. Stephen Blewett will spend 6 years at Shell and in 1999, he will enter the world of telecommunications by engaging with Vodacom. 

In more than 20 years, in telecommunications, Stephen Blewett will multiply good performances and establish himself in the sector as an effective manager. He joined the MTN group in 2015 as CEO for BENIN, a first experience in French-speaking sub-Saharan Africa which will be marked by success. In 2016, he was named second best CEO of the MTN group and will be crowned best CEO of the MTN group for the year 2019. Among other awards he won, there is that of CEO of the year at the Benin CEO Awards 2019 .

Stephen Blewett comes to the head of a very important entity of the MTN group. MTN Cameroon is the leader in mobile telephony in Cameroon and the new CEO will undoubtedly have the task of maintaining this leadership position through consistent innovations. 

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