South Africa’s MTN Group says the decision by Ahmad Farroukh, Chief Executive Officer of MTN South Africa to resign from the mobile phone company “was a difficult choice.”
Sifiso Dabengwa, MTN Group President and CEO, who announced Farroukh’s resignation which will be effective from July 31, 2015 says that, “this was a difficult decision to take for Ahmad, but unavoidable due to personal and family reasons.”
MTN says that Farroukh joined the mobile phone company in 2006, with the acquisition of Investcom. He has fulfilled several roles during his tenure with the Group. Farroukh is a former CEO of MTN Nigeria, and served in a similar role at MTN Ghana.
Before assuming the role of Group Chief Operating Executive, he was Vice- President of the West and Central Africa (WECA) region.
“On behalf of the MTN leadership, we thank Ahmad for his contribution and wish him success with his future endeavours,” concludes Dabengwa.
A successor to Farroukh will be announced as soon as the new appointment is finalized, according to the South African telecoms operator.