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GetBucks has appointed financial teach leader, Evans Munyuki as the company’s new Chief Digital and Information Officer

GetBucks snaps up former Barclays digital chief

September 21, 2016 • Finance, People, Top StoriesComments (0)

GetBucks  has appointed  Evans Munyuki as the company’s new Chief Digital and Information Officer.  GetBucks is a subsidiary of Frankfurt-listed FinTech company, MyBucks S.A. Prior to taking up the position, Munyuki was the Head of Digital for Barclays Africa Business Bank. Munyuki has a phenomenal amount of experience in transforming and digitising...

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Gareth Rees appointed leader of Deloitte Digital Africa’s Digital Transformation practice

Deloitte Digital appoints new Digital Transformation Practice Leader

September 19, 2016 • People, Top StoriesComments (0)

Deloitte Digital Africa is delighted to announce the appointment of Gareth Rees as the leader of the firm’s Digital Transformation practice. A specialist in rapidly bringing new products or services to market, Rees adds to the firm’s leadership team a...

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GBI appoints two Vice Presidents – Sales

August 30, 2016 • Cloud Computing, People, Top StoriesComments Off on GBI appoints two Vice Presidents – Sales

GBI, a global cloud and managed services provider that owns and operates a multilayer carrier neutral network connecting the world to the Middle East, has announced two strategic Vice President appointments – Whitney Myrus, VP – Sales, to be based in...

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Nikki Popoola joins WIOCC as Sales Director

August 30, 2016 • Mobile and Telecoms, People, Top StoriesComments Off on Nikki Popoola joins WIOCC as Sales Director

Highly-experienced senior telecoms professional Nikki Popoola has joined WIOCC as Director – Sales, where she will be helping international carriers procure simple solutions to their complex connectivity challenges into and within Africa. Commenting on the...

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Kenya: Safaricom hires Equity Bank payment chief

August 10, 2016 • East Africa, PeopleComments Off on Kenya: Safaricom hires Equity Bank payment chief

According to a report via TelecomPaper, Safaricom Kenya has hired former Equity Bank Group director of payments, Ronald Webb. According to the report, Webb will head Safaricom’s M-Pesa unit, stepping up the mobile money rivalry between the two...

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NetApp appoints new Senior Vice President for EMEA

July 22, 2016 • People, Top StoriesComments Off on NetApp appoints new Senior Vice President for EMEA

Alexander Wallner has been named NetApp Senior Vice President and General Manager EMEA, a position currently held by Manfred Reitner who will retire at the end of Q1 after nearly 20 years at the company. Wallner joined NetApp in 1999 and most recently served...

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South African student wins big at Google Science Fair

July 20, 2016 • People, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on South African student wins big at Google Science Fair

A 16-year-old South African has won the coveted Google Science Fair Community Impact Award, in the hotly-contested Africa and Middle East region. Kiara Nirghin, from Johannesburg, is now in the running to become one of 16 Global Finalists, who will get to...

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Dotadvisors reveals appointment of Dr. Olaf Nielinger

July 8, 2016 • People, Top StoriesComments Off on Dotadvisors reveals appointment of Dr. Olaf Nielinger

Dotadvisors has announced that Dr. Olaf Nielinger has joined the firm as a partner for Strategy, Regulation, Wholesale, B2B and Commercial.   Dotadvisors’ success is based on the power of knowledge and from using the possibilities of digital...

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South Africa: UJ’s Prof Bheki Twala wins prestigious research award

July 6, 2016 • People, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on South Africa: UJ’s Prof Bheki Twala wins prestigious research award

The University of Johannesburg’s (UJ) Prof Bheki Twala has received the prestigious annual TW Kambule-NSTF Award. Prof Bheki Twala received the award for his work in building on diverse expertise in making decisions given incomplete information, as well...

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Veeam Appoints new COO and CEO

June 29, 2016 • People, Top StoriesComments Off on Veeam Appoints new COO and CEO

Veeam Software, the innovative provider of solutions that deliver Availability for the Always-On Enterprise, has announced that it has appointed Peter C. McKay, most recently Senior Vice President and General Manager, Americas with VMware, as its President...

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Nigeria: MTN appoints new CFO

June 27, 2016 • People, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on Nigeria: MTN appoints new CFO

MTN Nigeria has appointed Adekunle Awobodu as Chief Financial Officer (CFO). According to the company, Awobodu will take over from Ferdi Moolman, who was appointed as CEO of the company in December 2015. MTN revealed that Awobodu will serve as MTN’s...

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Bitcoin Foundation names new executive director

June 21, 2016 • Gadgets and Gaming, People, Top StoriesComments Off on Bitcoin Foundation names new executive director

The Bitcoin Foundation has revealed the appointment of Llew Claasen as Executive Director, effective July 1 2016. Llew brings many years of international tech experience and project management skills. He was elected by a board of directors vote on June 14...

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MTN names Vodafone exec as new CEO after Nigeria fine resolution

June 20, 2016 • People, Southern Africa, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on MTN names Vodafone exec as new CEO after Nigeria fine resolution

MTN has named Netherland-based Vodafone executive Rob Shuter as its new CEO. The company revealed, in a media statement, that Shuter is expected to return to South Africa to take up the role no later than 01 July 2017. The announcement comes shortly after MTN...

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Jumia Kenya names new Managing Director

June 17, 2016 • East Africa, People, Top StoriesComments Off on Jumia Kenya names new Managing Director

Jumia has named Sam Chappatte as Managing Director for its Kenyan operations. Prior to his appointment, Sam was managing Jumia’s New Countries, overseeing operations in six countries; Ghana, Uganda, Cameroon, Tanzania, Senegal and Algeria. He replaces...

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IT News Africa’s Abe Wakama joins Seedstars panel

June 14, 2016 • People, Top StoriesComments Off on IT News Africa’s Abe Wakama joins Seedstars panel

IT News Africa’s Founder & Managing Director, Abe Wakama, has been selected as one of the judges at this year’s Soweto leg of the Seedstars World Challenge. Seedstars World promotes, connects and invests up to $1.5m in emerging markets...

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Dimension Data appoints new Group CEO

June 13, 2016 • People, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on Dimension Data appoints new Group CEO

Dimension Data has revealed the appointment of Jason Goodall as Group Chief Executive Officer, as Brett Dawson, current CEO, steps down after 12 years. Goodall steps into the role from his current position as Group COO, where he has been responsible for the...