Sitholizwe Mdlalose

Vodacom Tanzania Plc announced the appointment of Sitholizwe Mdlalose as the new Managing Director. The announcement was made by the Chairman of the Board of Directors, Judge (Rtd) Thomas B. Mihayo.  Sitholizwe joins the company from Vodacom South Africa (VSA) where he was the Finance Director since 2017. 

Sitholizwe has previously held various roles in the Vodacom Group including that of Interim Chief Finance Officer as well as Chief Finance Officer of Vodacom Group’s International Business.

Prior to joining Vodacom Group, he worked with Vodafone Group for more than 6 years holding senior roles within the Group. He has more than 19 years of finance, management, and consulting experience, of which 13 have been in telecommunications across both emerging and developed markets.

He holds a Bachelors of Accounting Science (BCompt) degree from the University of South Africa. Sitholizwe is a qualified accountant (ACCA) and has completed a Senior Executive Programme Africa at Harvard Business School.


Sitholizwe is an established business leader with a strong personal presence and the ability to lead in global organisations. He brings a wealth of experience and knowledge to this important role, and has an exceptional track record of growing businesses and delivering strategic transformation.

His appointment reflects the ambition of the Board of Vodacom Tanzania to grow our position in this important sector and to continue to deliver on Vodacom’s purpose of connecting for a better future.

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