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Giovanni Chiarelli CTO at MTN


Giovanni Chiarelli is the Chief Technology and Information Officer for MTN South Africa. He has served in this role since November 2016.
Chiarelli is a seasoned professional with over 20 years of experience in the fields of information and telecommunication technology gleaned from a number of multi-national corporations, including UniCredit, Accenture, Telecom Italia and Vodafone Group.
Chiarelli is responsible for shaping and driving technology and information strategies for MTN SA.
Before he joined MTN SA, Chiarelli was the Chief Technology Officer of Vodafone Romania, and before then he served as the Global IT Programme Director for Vodafone Group.
Earlier he was with Telecom Italia, respectively as CIO and before then as OSS Director.
Chiarelli holds an Electrical Engineering MsC from Politecnico di Milano, Milan, Italy and a Masters in Business Administration from Universita’ Luigi Bocconi, Milan, Italy.
In 2009, Oracle Corporation awarded him ‘CIO of the Year for the EMEA Region’.