Erez Antebi

Gilat CEO steps down

March 24, 2015 • People, Top StoriesComments (0)

Gilat Satellite Networks has revealed that Erez Antebi, has decided to step down from the position of CEO of Gilat Satellite Networks. Dov Baharav, Gilat’s Chairman of the Board will assume the position of interim CEO until a new CEO is appointed. The transition between Baharav and Antebi will take place during the second quarter ...

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Edet brings to Alcatel-Lucent extensive experience within the IT sector, having previously held key management positions in various IT companies including SAP Africa, Cisco and Microsoft.

Alcatel-Lucent appoints new MD for Nigeria

March 18, 2015 • People, Top Stories, West AfricaComments (0)

Alcatel-Lucent has appointed Richard Edet as Country Senior Officer and Managing Director for Nigeria. According to Alcatel-Lucent, Edet will begin his new role effective immediately. Edet will assume overall responsibility for managing day-to-day operations,...

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Tanzania: Airtel appoints Mwapachu as new Chairman

March 17, 2015 • People, Top StoriesComments (0)

Airtel Tanzania has appointed Juma Mwapachu as its new chairman. Mwapachu is the immediate past Secretary General of the East African Community (EAC). He was also Tanzania’s ambassador to France. According to Airtel Tanzania, Mwapachu brings a vast...

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Ojutalayo and MTN set to focus on Small and Medium Enterprises

March 11, 2015 • People, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments (0)

MTN Group has revealed the appointment of Omotayo Ojutalayo as General Manager for Small and Medium Enterprise Channels within its Enterprise Business Unit, effective immediately. Ojutalayo joins the group from MTN Nigeria, where she was a senior manager...

F5 Networks

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....


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...

MTN Group

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...

Luca Rossi

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...

Hans-Holger Albrecht

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...

According to Tigo, the installation is set to enhance customer experience and reduce the inconvenience of customers having to memorise the various short codes for different products and services.

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...