Nikos Angelopoulos is the Group Chief Information Officer of MTN Group based in Johannesburg, South Africa. MTN Group is a multinational telecommunications service provider serving 289 million customers in 17 countries across Africa and the Middle East and the No 1 African brand and among the top 10 brands in Africa. As the Group CIO, Nikos is accountable for Information Technology across the Group.
Nikos has 30 years of experience in management consulting and working for telecommunications service providers. He started his career with Accenture in the UK where he spent 15 years helping clients in different industries to start their digital journeys. His first engagements were in the financial services industry where he worked on the digital transformation of the London Stock Exchange. He later moved to telecommunications, working with cable operators and telcos in Europe, Asia and the United States focussing on launching digital television platforms and services. After Accenture, Nikos joined Vodafone where he held various senior management positions including CIO for Vodafone Italy and South Europe region and member of the Group IT Board. He joins MTN from UAE’s Emirates Integrated Telecommunications Company where he was the Executive Vice President for IT & Product Engineering.
Nikos holds a BSc in Physics from the University of Athens and MSc in Digital Communications and Signal Processing from Imperial College, University of London. He also has an Executive MBA (Dean’s List, Distinction) from London Business School.