MTN Zambia has appointed Philip van Dalsen as the company’s new chief executive officer.

In a statement availed by MTN communications manager Lisa Mulozi, Tuesday, van Dalsen took over from South African Charles Molapisi, who had since been appointed as MTN Group Chief Technology and Information Officer (CTIO).

According to the statement, van Dalsen was CEO of MTN Cyprus and is familiar with Zambia having previously been the commercial director of Celpay Zambia for two years.

“MTN Zambia is a great company with exceptional local talent and strong relationships with customers and stakeholders. I’m delighted to join the company in the next exciting phase of its journey,” van Dalsen stated.

He explained that MTN would continue to build on the company’s passion for bringing superior customer experience to the market backed by the outstanding performance of a state-of-the art network countrywide.

“Everybody deserves a connected world and we fully support the Zambian government’s drive to increase access to information and technology. MTN will continue to work closely with stakeholders and regulators in our strategic partnerships to foster connectivity, financial inclusion and enterprise across the country among other things,” he stated.

He noted the company’s support of businesses, saying MTN will continue to innovate with industry-leading solutions and services that empower large corporates and small enterprises to thrive and make a meaningful contribution to the economy.

“Our differentiator in the market is that we are a modern, innovative company that truly cares for our customers and have grown our subscriber base significantly not only in Lusaka and the Copperbelt, but across the country where we remain the preferred network,” stated van Dalsen.