TNM plc has appointed Canadian telecoms engineer Michel Hebert as new its new chief executive officer, the Malawi Stock Exchange-listed firm said in a statement.
TNM plc chairperson Ted Sauti-Phiri said in a statement that the appointment of Herbert is with effect from March 15.
He said Herbert brings with him a combined 25 years senior level experience in telecommunications and technology garnered in Africa and the Middle East.
“His leadership as either the CEO has transformed organisations, delivered growth and opened new markets for well-known telecom companies such as Orange (Egypt), Ooredoo (Tunisia), Djezzy (Algeria), Comium (Cote D’Ivoire), Digicel (Papua New Guinea),” he said.
Sauti-Phiri said Herbert also worked as a senior consultant and telecoms strategist in US, Australia, Japan, Indonesia, Sudan and South Korea.
The statement further said that his vast expertise has taken him to high-profile mobile telecoms and tech firms such as Motorola, AT Kearney, Telstra, PT Inti, SK Telecom, Liquid, and Sudatel Group.
“Most recently, Michel has built, transformed and improved technology-led businesses at Sudatel Group (Sudan) in 4G LTE Advanced, Data Centres, Mobile Financial Services and fibre optics deployments, gaining new market share, and doubling revenues and profits,” he said.
Sauti-Phiri said Michel has driven construction of thousands of kilometres of fibre for a massive new national infrastructure for Liquid in DR Congo.
“This opened new wholesale and home businesses which quickly dominated the Congolese Internet markets, tripling revenues and profits in less than three years,” said Sauti-Phiri.
The new CEO is an electrical engineer who earned his bachelor of science from Canada’s University of Waterloo and MBA from the University of Chicago’s Booth School of Business (USA).