Irene Charnley
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Irene Charnley

Irene Charnley
Founder, Smile Communications
South Africa

Irene Charnley is a former trade unionist, a businesswoman who founded Smile Communications and was an executive director for the MTN Group.


Founded in 2007 and incorporated in Mauritius, Smile Telecoms Holdings Ltd (Smile Group) owns and operates 4G LTE mobile broadband networks in the 800MHz band in Nigeria, Tanzania and Uganda, offering nationwide SuperFast mobile broadband services to its customers.


She was listed in the second publication of 100 Most Influential African Women in 2020 by Avance Media.


Credits: Wikipedia