Chief Information Officer

Reference Number:
Chief Information Officer
Organisation Name:
MTN Iran
Technical Operations
MTN Level:
Level 5
  • To identify, implement, and sustain a global, standard, IT infrastructure through continuous improvement and new technology insertion as required to support strategic business growth in MTN Irancell.
  • To maintain full accountability for the Information Technology Systems function both in operations and future direction
  • A highly dynamic and evolving field of Telecommunications and field of Information Systems
  • Located within MTNIrancell operationally with influence and sway regarding technology in the International business
  • Macro economics and the effectiveness of local currency
  • A constantly changing Legal and Regulatory environment
  • Increasingly competitive marketplace
  • Range of suppliers and flux within the supplier market
  • Vendor community focus more on sales than service
  • Convergence of technologies
  • Unstable power supply and equipment failure
  • Geographic distance from international vendors
  • To engage with Iran scientific (IT) forums and also lead research at an advanced level regarding new emerging areas of Information Technology and ensure proper action is taken to maintain the IT function relevant
  • To constantly review market in case of new IT startups and solutions and provide proposals to exco of MTNIrancell.
  • To participate and collaborate with MTNIrancell Cyber security function for alignment of security matters throughout IT function
  • To ensure optimization of ITS budget to gain the most out of ROI
  • To develop ITS vision, strategies, and business plans to improve the efficiency and efficacy of IT based technological initiatives aligned with business strategies.
  • To develop strategies to fully utilize existing information to create the maximum impact for business and customers.
  • To ensure that current/future needs for business management information (business intelligence, data) are fulfilled with sufficient IT infrastructure and proper Systems/services
  • To ensure the deployment of a Solution Delivery function in ITS division to support and drive business by launching new high quality products, services, and promotions in the quickest time possible
  • To provide support and empower the IT operational teams with the leadership and resources they need to successfully complete operations initiatives.
  • To support company convergence strategy by providing continuous leadership to the ITS Internal departments
  • To manage the ITS Outsourcing partners and ensure effective delivery and cost effective arrangements.
  • To monitor and optimize activities and costs against ITS set budget and ensure achievement of ROI on IT Investments.
  • To ensure that MTN Irancell’s Information Systems are complied with internal/external Security and disaster recovery policies, regulations, and standards.
  • To ensure adoption and integration of new cutting edge technologies and innovation into MTNIrancell IT function
  • To lead transformation of MTNIrancell into Digital era by formulating strategies and tactics and driving engaging parties
  • To develop and maintain strong relationships with senior business leaders to gain their active support for the transformation agenda
  • To create the vision for ITS and communicate and drive it through the division.
  • To set goals/objectives for direct reports and monitor progress and monitor their performance
  • To inspire and motivate the team and facilitate the achievement of their objectives
  • To lead in terms of technical knowledge and ITS developments


Job Requirements

BSC and Masters in Information Technology or MBA

  • 5 years of more experience as a seasoned general manager; with at least 3 years in relevant sector/ industry as per relevant role
  • Experience working in a global/multinational enterprise with a good understanding emerging markets
  • Worked across diverse cultures and geographies
  • Proven track record of  a start-up, shut-down and/or business improvement project