Since 2016, Wim Vanhelleputte has been at the helm of MTN Uganda as Chief Executive Officer. He has over 20 years of experience in the telecommunications sector, with previous senior roles including CEO of Millicom in Senegal and CEO of Orascom in Chad and Gabon. In his six-year tenure as CEO of MTN Ivory Coast, he transformed it into a fully integrated telecommunications player, offering convergent services in mobile, fixed and data. In Uganda, Wim has and continues to define the brand’s digital ambitions and drive the financial inclusion agenda, both being key to realizing MTN’s vision for the foreseeable future. Under his leadership, MTN has managed to hold off a resurgent competition and consolidate its market leadership currently at 55%.
Wim is a graduate of the State University of Ghent, Belgium, where he earned a master’s degree in Nuclear & Solid-State Physics, and bachelor’s degree in General Engineering.