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World Economic Forum Hails Africa’s Top Female Innovators

May 18, 2016 • East Africa, Features, North Africa, People, Southern Africa, Top Stories, West AfricaComments (0)

The World Economic Forum (WEF) has selected 5 tech-focused women from Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, Rwanda and South Africa as Africa’s Top Female Innovators. These innovators (listed below) were lauded for their innovations in the areas of IT training, solar-power, mobile health insurance, food processing and biomedicals. This year 1, 200 participants from...

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MTN Group appoints new group executive

May 13, 2016 • People, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments (0)

MTN Group has announced the appointment of Babak Fouladi as Group Executive: Technology and Information Systems. In this role, Fouladi will lead the delivery of MTN’s network and information technology strategy across the Group. On joining MTN, he will...

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Gregg Petersen reveals Veeam’s new Regional Manager for Africa

May 13, 2016 • East Africa, North Africa, People, Southern Africa, Top Stories, West AfricaComments (0)

Gregg Petersen, Regional Director for Middle East and SAARC from Veeam Software, the innovative provider of solutions that deliver Availability for the Always-On Enterprise, has revealed the appointment of Claude Schuck as the new regional manager for...

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South Africa: T-Systems sponsors World Champion Wayde van Niekerk

May 12, 2016 • People, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on South Africa: T-Systems sponsors World Champion Wayde van Niekerk

T- Systems South Africa has revealed that it is sponsoring 400m World Champion, Wayde van Niekerk. Wayde van Niekerk, a South African track and field sprinter, is renowned for his local and international achievements in the 100m, 200m, and 400m events. The...

General Electric Co (GE) CEO for Africa, Jay Ireland. Photographer: Patrick T. Fallon/Bloomberg.

Ethiopia: GE CEO Yohannes Tilahun set to resign

May 4, 2016 • People, Top StoriesComments Off on Ethiopia: GE CEO Yohannes Tilahun set to resign

According to a statement issued by Jay Ireland (CEO of General Electric Africa), Yohannes Tilahun (CEO of GE Ethiopia) has revealed that he will be resigning from his position, during the course of May 2016, in order to “pursue other...

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Ericsson appoints new President for Sub-Saharan Africa

April 22, 2016 • People, Top StoriesComments Off on Ericsson appoints new President for Sub-Saharan Africa

Ericsson has revealed the appointment of Jean-Claude Geha as Head of the sub-Saharan Africa Region effective from July 1, 2016. Jean-Claude replaces Fredrik Jejdling who will take up a new role in the new organisation. Digitalization is impacting all...

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Etisalat Nigeria appoints new Directors

April 13, 2016 • Mobile and Telecoms, People, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on Etisalat Nigeria appoints new Directors

Etisalat Nigeria revealed the appointment of Adeolu Dairo as Director of the Consumer Segment; Elvis Ogiemwanye as Director of Brand & Experience; and Eric Uwaoma as the Director of Enterprise Segment. According to the company the appointments followed a...

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10 African Leaders to follow on Social Media in 2016

April 4, 2016 • Lists, People, Top StoriesComments Off on 10 African Leaders to follow on Social Media in 2016

As we move into the second quarter of 2016, IT News Africa takes a closer look at the profiles of 10 African Leaders to follow on Twitter in 2016. The African leaders below have a significant social media following, with some individuals having followers in...

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SAP South Africa appoints new Managing Director

April 1, 2016 • People, Top StoriesComments Off on SAP South Africa appoints new Managing Director

SAP Africa has revealed the appointment of Lawrence Kandaswami as Managing Director of its South African business. Kandaswami brings to the role almost two decades of management experience, having held senior positions in various blue chip South African...

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Ruckus Wireless Sub-Saharan Africa appoints new sales director

March 30, 2016 • People, Top StoriesComments Off on Ruckus Wireless Sub-Saharan Africa appoints new sales director

Riaan Graham has officially been appointed as the new Sales Director at Ruckus Wireless ub-Saharan Africa. The appointment will see Riaan supporting the existing team to continue driving strong market penetration for Wi-Fi and the broader wireless industry....

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Ghana: Glo names new head of business

March 29, 2016 • People, Top StoriesComments Off on Ghana: Glo names new head of business

Glo Ghana has revealed the appointment of Augustine Mamoru as head of business. Mamoru will be replacing Hakeem Kazeem, who has been recalled to headquarters in Nigeria. At the time of his appointment Mamoru was formerly Head of Commercial at Glo. According...

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Dark Fibre Africa CEO to step down

March 9, 2016 • People, Top StoriesComments Off on Dark Fibre Africa CEO to step down

Gustav Smit, founder and CEO of Dark Fibre Africa (DFA), has revealed that he will be retiring from his position. The company revealed that Smit will officially leave the DFA at the end of June, 2016. According to the company, the board wishes to thank Smit...

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MTN appoints a new Chief Information Officer

February 17, 2016 • People, Top StoriesComments Off on MTN appoints a new Chief Information Officer

MTN has appointed Benjamin Marais as its new Chief Information Officer, effective 01 March 2016. Marais joins MTN from Discovery Health where he served in a similar role. Marais has a wealth of experience in the banking, health and digital space. A qualified...

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VMware appoints new VP for Southern Europe, Middle East and Africa

February 17, 2016 • People, Top StoriesComments Off on VMware appoints new VP for Southern Europe, Middle East and Africa

VMware has announced the appointment of Henri van der Vaeren as vice president for Southern Europe, Middle East and Africa. Based in Paris, van der Vaeren will be responsible for the strategy, development and management of VMware’s operations throughout...

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Intelsat Appoints Jacques Kerrest as Chief Financial Officer

February 1, 2016 • People, Top StoriesComments Off on Intelsat Appoints Jacques Kerrest as Chief Financial Officer

Intelsat, a leading provider of satellite services, announced today that Jacques Kerrest is joining the company as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, reporting to Intelsat’s Chief Executive Officer, Stephen Spengler. Mr. Kerrest will be...

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VMware appoints new VP for EMEA

January 28, 2016 • People, Top StoriesComments Off on VMware appoints new VP for EMEA

VMware has announced the appointment of Jean-Phillipe (JP) Barleaza as vice president, Channel and Alliances and General Business in EMEA. A key member of the EMEA channel team since joining VMware in 2007, JP Barleaza has been acting vice president in the...

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