Ask Africa Trust Barometer, has ranked MTN Group first in the innovation category,Â the second most trusted company in South Africa while its Group CEO and President Mr. Phuthuma Nhleko was rated the third most trusted CEO in South Africa.
The Ask Africa Trust Barometer is a corporate reputation benchmark survey that ranks listed and non-listed companies across a range of reputation drivers ranging from innovation, leadership and social responsibility.
Ask Africa Trust Barometer attributed MTNâ€™s impressive performance to its strong financial performance, long term investment value and innovation. Paying tribute to MTNâ€™s management team, the survey noted that MTN â€œhas leaders who set an exampleâ€.
â€œLeadership was rated as this yearâ€™s most important driver, and it is positive to note that MTN has performed well above average on this driver,â€ the survey found.
MTN was chosen by a panel of judges comprising its peers in the industry and by directors of unlisted and listed JSE Securities Exchange companies.
MTN Group Executive, Corporate Affairs, Ms Nozipho January-Bardill said: â€œThis accolade goes to all our people in the 21 operations who are working diligently to ensure that MTN achieves its vision of being the preferred and leading telecoms operator in emerging markets.
As we celebrate the milestones we have attained in our short 15-year history as a company, it is encouraging to note that we have talented employees and partners who are eager to put their shoulders to the wheel to ensure that the next 15 years are as good as the previous period.â€