Software AG South Africa announced on 1 November 2011, the appointment of Ike Kunene as Executive Director: Corporate Affairs and Government Relations. Kunene’s appointment includes a position on the local board of directors.
“Ike will be responsible for government relations, the management and leadership of our BEE and transformation policies and our Corporate Social Investment programme,” said Emma Murray, Vice President Sales for the South African subsidiary.
“With an excellent track record in his role as Director Sales; Public Sector, Ike is well positioned to take us forward with our stated policies and programmes in these strategic and important areas. He has shown himself to be a true leader with great potential. I am confident he is the right man for the job and wish him every success in his new role,” said Murray.
Kunene is a seasoned business development professional with over 13 years’ experience in developing and executing new business development and sales strategies. He has extensive experience in telecommunications, public sector and information technology.
His key strengths lie in government liaison, new business development, sales strategy formulation and implementation, channel management, people management and budget management.
Ike has a Diploma in Business Studies from the Bulawayo Polytechnic College, University of Cambridge A levels, Advanced Level, and is currently preparing his final thesis to complete his two-year MBA course at the University of Hull in the UK.