Last week MTN Zambia announced the appointment of Philip van Dalsen as MTN Zambia CEO. Philip is a graduate of University of Leyden, Netherlands.
Philip took over from Charles Molapisi who had been Zambia’s MTN limelight for 3 years beginning September 2015. Recently Charles won CEO of the year 2018 at the February 2019 MTN Group Leadership Gathering awards.
Charles had passed through Telkom SA and MTN Nigeria before electing into MTN Zambia. During Charles’ time MTN had seen growth in the customer base and upward sales with a motivated staff.
Who Is Philip van Dalsen?
On the hand Philip has vast international experience as a multi disciplinary CEO both in start-ups and “as well as restructuring and transforming of existing mature operations.
His immense experience has seen Philip through the Caribbeans and Americas through to his home continent Europe and now back to Africa.
Through Cyprus, Netherlands and Vietnam Philip has had enriching experience that saw him to many folders. A turnaround and implementation, Innovation into the Digital Space, M&A ICT, Product Development and cost base optimization.
Zambia is a familiar ground for the Law man as he had a stitch with Celtel Zambia and DR Congo. He was then a Commercial Director Celpay for 2 years starting 2004.