Sydney Mupeta appointed as Zamtel CEO

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ZAMTEL Acting CEO Sydney Mupeta delivering his remarks during the launch of ZAMTEL Kwacha
ZAMTEL Acting CEO Sydney Mupeta delivering his remarks during the launch of ZAMTEL Kwacha

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.

16 COMMENTS

    • He won’t have space under PF to use his knowledge. This is a sad country that misuses such brilliance. Look at Boz!

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    • No need to mention all his qualifications because he will not need them or use them in his new post, all he will need now is to be a PF kaponya and vuvuzala, that how its done in Zambia/Africa.

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    • Congratulations Sidney. Weldone I know you as a hard worker. But my only worry is the thieves in PF wont let you bring the organisation to the twenty first century standard.

      Just do what you can boyi. Bigup!

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  1. Wholly Deserved Appointment!
    Thank Mupanga thief was always a disaster about to happen

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  2. WHAT ABOUT RDA CAN YOU CONFIRM THE ACTING CEO PLEASE HE HAS DONE ALOT BY BRINGING INVESTORS FOR LUSAKA NDOLA DUAL CARRIAGEWAY , NDOLA KITWE, CHINGOLA SOLWEZI ETC, BUT WHAT HAPPENED TO DR. MWANAKATWE TO BE REPLACED BY A MASTERS HOLDER?

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  3. All the best! Please bring more innovation to this company. Listen to professionals, incorporate new ideas and see how other companies have done it! You can do it! Get the numbers up of subscribers! Target: 4-5 million! Be with the working government.

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  4. Corporate Governance at its best. Isn’t the CEO of Zamtel supposed to be appointed by the board of Zamtel. IDC might be the holding company but surely Zamtel has a board responsible for hiring the CEO. President Lungu should reign in on IDC or the corruption thats going on there will consume him.

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  5. Sydney, congratulation on your appointment as the CEO for ZAMTEL. You deserve it man. I wish you all the success as you contribute to the development of our country.

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  6. Mr. Mupeta, Congratulatios!!! Well deserved. Best wishes as you move forward taking Zamtel to greater heights

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