Group Chief Operating Officer

MA Social Sciences (University of Chicago), Diplom–Volkswirt (Kiel University), Undergraduate Studies (Emory University)

Other directorships

Director of various companies in the MTN Group.

Skills, expertise and experience

Jens Schulte-Bockum is the MTN Group Chief Operating Officer, responsible for all commercial functions and platforms except for Fintech at Group level. In addition to overseeing the consumer core connectivity business and Group marketing, he is tasked with scaling the new initiatives for home, fibre, enterprise services and network as a service (NaaS).  His teams also build the Group’s digital services platform, including the Ayoba super-app, and the API market-place capability Chenosis.

Jens has extensive operational experience in the telecoms sector, with his last senior role being as CEO of Vodafone Germany between 2012 and 2015. Jens has extensive experience in consumer mobile, enterprise and fibre broadband businesses, as well as the area of large-scale transformation in a converged telecom operation.