BLANTYRE (MalawiTalk) – Malawi mobile network operator Telekom Networks Malawi Plc (TNM) has appointed Mr Arnold Kweyani Mbwana as the company’s chief executive officer.
Mbwana , until his appointment was Chief Finance Officer and Acting Chief Executive Officer of the company, takes over from Mr Micheal Buitelaar, who resigned after some misconduct allegations .
According to a statement issued by Chairman of the company’s board of directors Dr George Partridge, Mbwana has more than 15 years’ experience, in both local and international organisations, in the areas of finance, governance, enterprise risk management, audit and general management.
“He joined TNM Plc in 2011, has been an executive officer for over eight years, and central to TNM’s growth over the past ten years. Prior to joining TNM Plc, Arnold worked for an international organization where he led multi-disciplinary teams on international assignments in several countries in Africa, the Middle East and South Asia,” said Partridge.
Mbwana is a Chartered Certified Accountant (FCCA), Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE) and holds a Bachelor of Accountancy Degree from the University of Malawi. He also completed the International Executive Development Programme (IEDP) under Wits Business School and London Business School, said Partridge
Mbwana chairs the Board of Directors of TNM Mpamba Limited (mobile financial services) and was a board member for First Private Equity Fund Ltd (investment Company).
“We wish him all the best as he takes on this new challenge,” said Partridge who is also Group Chief Executive Officer for Press Corporation plc, the largest shareholder of TNM plc.