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Microsoft South Africa appoints new MD

July 1, 2014 • Company News, Top Stories

Mteto Nyati, Microsoft SA’s managing director (image: Microsoft)

Mteto Nyati, Microsoft SA’s former managing director (image: Microsoft)

Microsoft is in the process of shuffling its key leadership representatives.

Mteto Nyati, who has been at the forefront of operations since September 2008, has been promoted to GM of emerging regions within Africa and the Middle East. Zoaib Hoosen, Microsoft South Africa Chief Operating Officer, will be taking over Nyati’s former role.

Nyati’s new role involves working with leadership teams across Africa and the Middle East in order to develop and implement growth strategies for the emerging markets in the region. While Nyati will travel extensively, he will however still be based in South Africa.

Before joining Microsoft, Hoosen spent nearly 21 years at IBM, where he started as an IT graduate in 1989 and rose through the ranks to hold several leadership positions. In his final assignment at IBM, he headed up the company’s Middle East and Africa Public Sector Business.

Hoosen joined Microsoft SA in 2010 as Enterprise and Partner Group director, before being promoted by Nyati to COO last year. He has BSc and MBA degrees from the University of Durban-Westville and Open University in the UK respectively.

Darryl Linington

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