Government through the Industrial Development Corporation has appointed Mr. Sydney Mupeta as Chief Executive Officer for Zamtel with immediate effect.
Until his appointment, Mr. Mupeta was Acting Chief Executive Officer since February 2017 when he took over from Dr. Mupanga Mwanakatwe.
Mr. Mupeta has been with Zamtel since 2012 in the capacity of Chief Technical Officer in charge of driving the technology strategy aimed at delivering network modernization and enhance quality of products and services.
In a statement, As CEO, Mr. Mupeta brings many years of experience in telecommunication as a seasoned engineer and technology leader with more than 16 years of experience in planning, designing, operating and modernizing of telecommunication networks in Central and East Africa.
Previously, Mr. Mupeta worked for Ericsson as Head of Design & Planning responsible for technology roadmap and migration for Airtel networks in the region. He also worked as Senior Planning Engineer for Celtel.
At national level, Mr. Mupeta is the former chairman of the National Task Force on Digital Migration of Television for the Republic of Zambia. He holds a Master’s Degree in Communication Engineering (University of Manchester, UK) and Bachelor of Engineering Degree in Telecommunication (University of Zambia).
During his tenure as Acting CEO for Zamtel, Mr. Mupeta presided over an improved performing Company which recorded consistent growth in revenue and positive EBITDA (profit) since May 2017 due to prudent resource utilisation and exciting product offers, including the recently launched Zamtel Kwacha.
Zamtel says under his leadership, the company has continued on an accelerated growth trajectory both in revenue and subscriber numbers on the back of an aggressive subscriber acquisition drive, attractive marketing and product offers as well as the impact of the revised tariffs on fixed line service.
In August 2017, Zamtel celebrated the 2 million customer milestone.