Stephen van Coller exits Barclays, joins MTN as VP of Mergers & Acquisitions

MTN has announced the appointment of Stephen van Coller as VP of Strategy and Mergers & Acquisitions (M&A) from October 1, 2016.

Stephen will be the fourth VP of the Group, the other three having responsibility for the geographic operating regions of MTN. The Deputy Head of Mergers & Acquisitions will be announced soon.

(TOP: Stephen van Coller, MTN Group’s incoming VP of Mergers and Acquisitions).

Stephen is a qualified chartered accountant. He has over two decades of experience in Financial Services, 10 years at Deutsche Bank (DB) from 1996 as a Managing Director of Investment Banking, an executive committee member and foundation trustee for DB in South Africa. The last 10 years were at Barclays Africa Group where he has held the positions of head of Primary Markets: Absa Capital, and more recently CEO of the Corporate and Investment Bank (CIB), overseeing over R250 billion in assets spanned across 13 African countries. Stephen was also part of the Barclays plc EMEA CIB executive committee.

Stephen serves as a member of the World Economic Forum, represented on the Global Agenda Council (GAC) on Values as well as serving on the GAC committee on the Future of Banking.

“MTN will continue its efforts to develop participation in the enterprise sector and adjacent sectors, such as financial services and media and entertainment. As the head of Strategy and Mergers & Acquisitions, we are confident that Stephen’s experience will be instrumental in helping the Group realise its ambitions and commitments,” stated MTN in a statement.

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