The MTN Group has announced the appointment of Mr Hermann Tischendorf as its Chief Technology & Information Officer for Digital and Fintech.
“We are delighted to have a seasoned executive of Hermann’s calibre joining our growing DigiFin team,” said MTN Group Chief Digital and Fintech Officer Serigne Dioum in a statement.
“He brings the skills and experience that will accelerate innovative digital and fintech advancements in line with our strategic intent of leading digital solutions for Africa progress.”
Mr Tischendorf joins MTN from 4Finance Group, where he was Chief Technology Officer.
He has 30 years of experience in the financial services sector, where he has occupied numerous senior roles.
Mr Tischendorf, according to MTN, “brings a solid track record of success in directing organisational expansion, digital product development, operations management, IT budget allocation, as well as mergers and acquisitions”.
At MTN, Mr Tischendorf “will bring transformation and disruption to our mobile payment platform and help improve customer engagement, experience, acquisition and loyalty”.
He will also be responsible for developing new products and services, building the nascent ecosystem and scaling up existing revenue streams.
Mr Tischendorf holds a Master of Business Administration and a Diploma with Honours from Karl-Franzens University of Graz, Austria and studied Finance & Banking at the Anderson School of Management, University of California Los Angeles (UCLA).
His appointment took effect on 1 December 2021.