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Marques to add momentum to F5 Network’s growth across Africa

February 26, 2015 • People, Top StoriesComments (0)

F5 Networks has appointed Carlos Marques as its new Director of Sales for sub-Saharan Africa. According to F5 Networks Marques will be reporting directly to Myles Bray, Regional Vice-President, Sales, UK, Ireland and sub-Saharan Africa for F5 Networks. Marques’ focus will be to grow F5’s business and presence across the region, working closely with...

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VMware appoints new SVP & CIO

February 26, 2015 • People, Top StoriesComments (0)

VMware has revealed the appointment of Bask Iyer to the role of senior vice president (SVP) and chief information officer (CIO) of VMware. Iyer will lead VMware’s global information and technology organisation, a group that manages critical technology...

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VMware appoints new VP in EMEA

February 23, 2015 • People, Top StoriesComments (0)

VMware has revealed the appointment of Scott Dodds as Vice President of Channel and Alliances in Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA). In this role, Dodds has responsibility for creating and developing relationships with VMware’s extensive channel and...


Zambia: Airtel appoints new MD

February 11, 2015 • People, Top StoriesComments (0)

Airtel Zambia has announced the appointment of Peter Correia as its MD. According to the telecom operator, Correia’s position will be effective from 01 March, 2015. Correia will be taking over from Charity Lumpa, who the company said has requested early...


SEACOM appoints new CEO

February 9, 2015 • People, Top StoriesComments (0)

SEACOM has revealed the appointment of Byron Clatterbuck as its Chief Executive Officer (CEO). According to the company, Clatterbuck is an industry veteran with more than 18 years experience in the global telecommunications industry. He has held a number of...

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MTN Group appoints new Group Chief Business Risk Officer

February 5, 2015 • Company News, People, Top StoriesComments (0)

MTN Group has appointed Suren Sooklal to the role of Group Chief Business Risk Officer, effective immediately. He joins MTN from PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC), where he held various roles during his 12-year tenure, including most recently, Group Audit...

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ThoughtWorks appoints new head of operations in Africa

February 4, 2015 • PeopleComments (0)

Multinational software delivery and technology company, ThoughtWorks has appointed Wambui Kinya as Head of Operations for Africa. Kinya will be based in Nairobi and will focus on the company’s operations in South Africa and Uganda. Kinya has been in the...

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Cisco appoints Madyibi as Govt Affairs Director for Africa

February 4, 2015 • People, Southern Africa, Top Stories, West AfricaComments (0)

Cisco has appointed Siyabonga Madyibi as its new Government Affairs Director for Africa. According to Cisco, Madyibi will lead its government affairs and public policy strategy in Africa. Madyibi will also be tasked to engage with government officials and...

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MTN appoints senior IT exec to drive enterprise business

January 12, 2015 • People, Top StoriesComments (0)

In a move to further strengthen its position in the enterprise business segment, MTN Group revealed the appointment of Debbie Minnaar, a former executive at IBM South Africa, as General Manager for Products and Services within its Group Enterprise Business...

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Luca Rossi resigns from Acer

January 2, 2015 • People, Top StoriesComments (0)

According to Digitimes, Acer has announced the resignation of EMEA (Europe, the Middle East, Africa) operations president Luca Rossi. According to Acer, Emmanuel Fromont, currently Pan-America Operations president, has been appointed to succeed Rossi. To add...

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Albrecht appointed as Deezer CEO

December 23, 2014 • People, Top StoriesComments (0)

Music streaming service Deezer has appointed Hans-Holder Albrecht as CEO. The former Millicom CEO will take on his role effective 1 February 2015. Albrecht comes from Millicom, a telecom and media group that is present in Africa and Latin America, where he...

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Ghana: Tigo appoints Squire as head of mobile

December 8, 2014 • People, Top Stories, West AfricaComments (0)

Tigo Ghana has appointed Tara Squire as its new head of Mobile. According to the company, in his new role Squire will be responsible for both the Commercial and Mobile Financial Services strategy and execution. This includes all products and services ranging...

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Millicom CEO steps down

December 2, 2014 • People, Top StoriesComments (0)

Millicom CEO Hans-Holger Albrecht has revealed that he will be stepping down from his position at the end of 2014. According to Albrecht, the reason for the move is due to the fact that he wants to develop a number of entrepreneurial projects as well as...


Africa: Orange Business Services appoints Giorgio Heiman as VP

November 25, 2014 • People, Top StoriesComments (0)

Orange Business Services, the Orange branch dedicated to B2B services, has announced the appointment of Giorgio Heiman as Vice President of Africa, effective this month. Giorgio will share his time between Geneva and Johannesburg and takes over the leadership...

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Titus Naikuni named as Chairman for Airtel Kenya

November 21, 2014 • People, Top StoriesComments (0)

Bharti Airtel has revealed the appointment of Dr. Titus Naikuni as the Chairman of the Board of Directors of Airtel Kenya. Dr. Naikuni, holds a Bachelor of Science Honours Degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Nairobi. He is also a graduate...

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Guinea: MTN appoints Khumalo as CEO

November 21, 2014 • People, Top StoriesComments (0)

MTN has revealed that it has appointed Themba Khumalo as CEO of MTN Guinea. Khumalo succeeds Phumzile Joshua Phike. According to Agence Ecofin, MTN Guinea has shown poor financial performance since 2013, having been overtaken by its main rival Orange Guinea....