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Executive management


1. PF NHLEKO (45)
BSc (Civil Eng), MBA
since 2002

Mr Nhleko currently serves on the board of Old Mutual Life Holdings (SA) Limited. He has been a director on various boards of listed companies which include among others: Johnnic Holdings Limited, Nedcor Limited, The Bidvest Group Limited and Alexander Forbes Limited.

Prior to joining MTN he served at Standard Corporate Merchant Bank as a senior member of the corporate finance team (1991 to 1994). He was also the Executive Chairman and one of the founding members of Worldwide African Investment Holdings WAIH), an investment holding company with significant interests in the petroleum and telecommunications/IT industries.

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BSc (Eng), MBA
Executive director since 200

Mr Dabengwa currently has a dual role as Chief Operating Officer of the Group and Chief Executive Officer of MTN Nigeria. He also serves as a Non- Executive Director on the board of Peermont Global Limited.

Prior to joining MTN in 1999, he was employed by Eskom as Executive Director responsible for distribution. Before that he worked as a consulting electrical engineer in the building services and township development areas.

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3. SL BOTHA (41)
BEcon (Hons)
Executive director since 2003

Prior to joining MTN, Ms Botha was Group Executive Director at ABSA Bank. She was awarded Young Business Person of the Year 1998 and Marketer of the Year 2002. Prior to ABSA, she worked for Unilever (UK) for six years before returning to South Africa in 1996. She also serves on the board of Tiger Brands Limited.

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4. KW PIENAAR (41)
BSc (Electrical & Electronic Engineering), Pr Eng
since 2001

Mr Pienaar started his career at Telkom SA Limited and was involved in the full spectrum of telecommunication and technical management. Subsequent to Telkom, he held positions as Technical Director of Elex Electronic Limited, CRB Divisional Head Communications and Strategic Business Development Manager at MultiChoice Limited.

In 2001, after MTN won the licence for Nigeria, he was appointed CEO of MTN Nigeria for a year to manage the start-up of that operation.

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5. RD NISBET (50)

BCom, BAcc, CA(SA)
Executive director since 2001

Mr Nisbet has been with MTN since 1995. Prior to joining MTN, he held various positions which include financial directorships of both listed and non-listed companies.

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6. I CHARNLEY (45)
Executive Director since 2001

Subsequent to year-end Ms Charnley took up the position as the Executive Vice-President for the Middle East, North and East Africa region (MENEA). She was awarded Business Woman of the Year in 2000 and nominated as one of the top 50 businesswomen outside of the USA. She serves as a non-executive director on numerous boards of listed companies including Metropolitan Life Limited, FirstRand Bank Limited and Johnnic Holdings Limited.

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7. PD NORMAN (40)
MA (Psychology)

Mr Norman has spent more than 11 years in the field of human resources and has worked extensively in the transport and telecommunications industries.

He is a registered psychologist and has completed various executive development programmes at Wits Business School and IMD in Switzerland. He is a trustee of the Chartered Accountants Medical Aid Fund and was awarded HR Practitioner of the Year in 2003 by the Institute for People Management.

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