Stephen Blewett appointed new CEO of MTN Ghana
Mr. Stephen Blewett has been appointed the CEO of MTN Ghana effective from April 1, 2024.
Mr. Blewett will succeed Mr. Selorm Adadevoh, who has been elevated to the role of MTN Group Chief Commercial Officer (GCCO), the MTN Group said in a statement today.
Having rejoined the MTN Group in July 2023 as the Operations Executive for Markets, overseeing smaller West and Central Africa (WECA) markets, Mr. Blewett brings executive experience to the role.
His responsibilities also include providing broader operational support to the Senior Vice President (SVP) for Markets across the entire WECA region. Mr. Blewett returned to MTN from Digicel, where he served as Chief Operating Officer.
Before his tenure at Digicel, Mr. Blewett spent seven years within the MTN Group, holding CEO positions for MTN Benin and MTN Cameroon. Currently, he holds positions on various boards within the WECA market operating companies, including some as chairman.
Mr. Blewett, a seasoned executive with nearly two decades of experience in the telecommunications industry, holds a degree in Commerce from the University of Kwazulu-Natal in South Africa.
His career has spanned senior positions in South Africa, Namibia, Mozambique, Benin, and with operators such as Telkom Mobile, MCell, MTC, and MTN.
During his five-year tenure as Chief Executive Officer of MTN Benin from 2015 to 2020, Mr. Blewett achieved significant milestones, overseeing double-digit growth in several segments despite challenging economic conditions.
His performance earned him accolades, including the Best Chief Executive Officer in Benin in 2019 across all sectors and the Best Chief Executive Officer of all MTN Group subsidiaries in 2020.
MTN Group President and CEO, Ralph Mupita in a statement congratulated both Mr. Adadevoh and Mr. Blewett on their appointments, expressing well wishes for their success in their new roles.
Mr. Mupita also emphasized their crucial role in contributing to the realization of MTN's Ambition 2025 strategy.