The CEO of MTN Irancell, who has headed the Iranian associate of Africa’s largest mobile operator since its 2005 inception, is to retire, MTN said in a statement on Thursday.
MTN says that Dezfouli has played an integral role in building Irancell into a major business serving more than 40 million customers and becoming the largest data operator in Iran.
Dezfouli will be replaced by Bijan Abbasi Arand, described in the statement as a “telecommunications expert”.
Abbasi holds a post-doctoral degree in communication from Tarbiat Modares University where he is currently an assistant professor.
MTN says he is one of the leading telecommunications experts in Iran and brings decades of experience in both the academic and commercial sectors.