On behalf of the Board of Directors of Telekom Networks Malawi Plc (TNM), I am pleased to announce the appointment of Michiel Buitelaar as the new Chief Executive Officer of Telekom Networks Malawi Plc with effect from 1st April, 2019.

Michiel is a native of The Netherlands who has had a dynamic international career in the telecoms, ICT and media industries. He received his MSc in Applied Mathematics at the University of Delft. In addition, he studied Business Administration and attended the London Business School.

Michiel has spent most of his working life in senior positions in telecom companies going through significant changes such as at KPN, Ben (now T-Mobile, an affiliate of Deutsche Telekom), Orange, Smile and AT&T.

He has worked in diverse countries with diverse cultures including Belgium, The Czech Republic, Spain, France, Indonesia and (recently) Nigeria.

He also has experience as an executive Board member at global media companies (Endemol and Sanoma), where he was responsible for digital business (online media and e-commerce) and group-wide digital transformation of television, magazines, and newspapers.

Most recently, Michiel was the Chief Executive Officer of a European AI software provider, CX Company and has current board memberships in Novec (telecoms) and Infinitas (education).

Please join me in welcoming Michiel to Malawi and the TNM family.

Dr. George Partridge
Chairman of the Board of Directors
Telekom Networks Malawi Plc