Mteto Nyati

Mteto Nyati

Chief Executive Officer
MTN South Africa

Mteto is currently Chief Executive Officer for MTN South Africa, Africa’s leading telecommunications network. Previously, he served as Managing Director of Microsoft South Africa. Since taking up the position at Microsoft in September 2008, he has emerged as a strong advocate of the use of technology to address service delivery challenges, improve educational outcomes and make businesses of all sizes more productive and profitable. Today, a key part of Mteto’s job is to drive Microsoft’s innovation and leadership across the company’s core businesses in key markets including enterprise, small business and the public sector. He believes firmly that a company’s drive for profits should be linked to the ability to make a positive difference in the society in which it operates, and one of his proudest achievements has been the launch of a scheme that will see Microsoft invest in growing small black enterprises into large global companies. In 2012, he was named the BMF Manager of the Year. At the Oliver Empowerment Awards, he was voted as the 2013 Male Business Personality of the Year. Over the last three years, Microsoft South Africa has been assessed as CRF Best Employer and Deloittes Best Company to Work For.


Passion for Supporting Entrepreneurs, ITWeb, January 15, 2014.

MS opens multimillion-rand tech centre, ITWeb, August 1, 2013.

“I like to compete, which is why I took this job,” TechCentral, December 15, 2009.


Mteto Nyati discusses his time at Yale and his vision to create jobs in South Africa–first with IBM and now with Microsoft, Yale World Fellows video, June 12, 2013

Interview: Mteto Nyati, Managing Director, Microsoft South Africa (part 1), ABN Digital, March 2012

Interview: Mteto Nyati, Managing Director, Microsoft South Africa (part 2), ABN Digital, March 2012

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