Technology company, Vodacom Mozambique, has appointed Beatrice Malenga Mabhena as its new Chief Financial Officer.
Beatrice has enjoyed an extensive career in Mobile Telecommunications. Her career in the sector began in June 2005 when she joined the then Celtel Zambia Limited as a Management Account. She worked there for 3 years and was elevated to Finance Manager.
In 2008, Celtel International, a subsidiary of MTC Group and a leading mobile operator in Africa, announced that it has reached an agreement to acquire a controlling stake of 65% in Vmobile, one of Nigeria’s leading mobile telecom operators, for US$1.005 billion. This agreement marked the company’s largest-ever acquisition and will expand Celtel’s presence to 15 markets on the African continent.
With the acquisition including Zambia’s Zain outfit, Beatrice was appointed Group Business Planning Manager for the Middle East and Africa. This was marked the beginning of her Pan African experience which would later shape her career. She would later on be appointed Regional Financial Control for Anglophone Africa.
Zain’s shareholding moved to Airtel and with that move came another elevation for Beatrice. She was appointed Director Finance for Airtel Malawi. Two years later she would move back to Zambia as Financial and Commercial Controller.
Beatrice moved to Mozambique with her family of Husband and two gorgeous girls aged 4 and 7 in October of 2014 when she joined Vodacom. Her Mozambican adventure has seen her hold the roles of Executive Head of Finance Operations and Deputy Finance Director which she held until her appointment of Chief Financial Officer in August 2020.
The new CFO is a holder of ACCA (FCCA) and a Post Graduate Diploma from Manchester Business School.
The telecoms business is no doubt in her DNA and Financial Insight looks forward to tracking her illustrious career in the dynamic industry.