Oliver Fortuin, South African country manager for Hewlett Packard (HP), has unexpectedly announced his departure from the company. Although no specific reasons were given for his sudden resignation, there is speculation that Fortuin will return to a position at his previous employer, IBM.
Mr. Fortuin has been with HP South Africa for over three years, taking over the country manager position from Thoko Mokgosi-Mwantembe in Novermber 2008.
It is understood that MR. Fortuin had handed in his resignation on the 18th of this month, and while not giving specific reasons, did indicate that the split was an amicable one.
It is unclear who will take over the country manager position at this stage. HP’s Gois Fouché will act as interim country manager until the new appointment is finalized.
— Charl Lombard