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Google appoints Chief Marketing Officer for Sub-Saharan Africa

Google appoints Chief Marketing Officer for Sub-Saharan Africa

January 15, 2018 • People, Top StoriesComments (0)

Google announced on Monday, 15 January 2018 that it has appointed Mzamo Masito as its Chief Marketing Officer for Sub-Saharan Africa. Masito joins Google from Vodacom, where he held a senior position, he has an MBA from the Gordon Institute of Business Science (GIBS) as well as a post-graduate diploma from UCT. He lectures at [&hellip...

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BCX CEO appointed to iamtheCODE board

BCX CEO appointed to iamtheCODE board

January 11, 2018 • Education, People, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments (0)

On 10 January 2018, iamtheCODE, the first Africa-led global movement designed to mobilise governments, businesses and investors to support young women in STEAMD (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, Mathematics, and Design), through learning how to code,...

Wikipedia co-founder joins worlds first blockchain based encyclopedia

Wikipedia co-founder joins worlds first blockchain based encyclopedia

December 19, 2017 • East Africa, North Africa, People, Southern Africa, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on Wikipedia co-founder joins worlds first blockchain based encyclopedia

Everipedia, the world’s first encyclopedia on the blockchain, has announced that Wikipedia co-founder, Dr. Larry Sanger has joined the company’s executive team as Chief Information Officer. Dr. Sanger joins as the Everipedia team aims to build a...

Former Yahoo and Netflix executive joins South African startup board

Former Yahoo and Netflix executive joins South African startup board

December 14, 2017 • People, Southern Africa, Startups, Top StoriesComments Off on Former Yahoo and Netflix executive joins South African startup board

On Wednesday 13 December 2017, South African startup, Xineoh, who developed a new type of machine learning recommendation engine, announced the appointment of ‘tech giant’, John Robison, to its board of directors. Robison is a senior executive leader with...

Raja Moudgil named new Country Manager of Phillips Lighting

Raja Moudgil named new Country Manager of Philips Lighting

December 13, 2017 • Careers, People, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on Raja Moudgil named new Country Manager of Philips Lighting

On Tuesday 12 December 2017, Philips Lighting Southern Africa announced the appointment of Raja Moudgil as the new Country Manager Southern Africa. Raja Moudgil has been promoted to the position, after much success in his previous role as National Sales...

Isaac Mophathlane joins Crossfin board

Isaac Mophathlane joins Crossfin board

December 11, 2017 • People, Top StoriesComments Off on Isaac Mophathlane joins Crossfin board

It was announced on Monday, 11 December 2017 that Isaac Mophatlane, founder of BCX, has joined the Crossfin board as director. Mophatlane joins executive directors Dean Sparrow and Anton Gaylard, co-founders of Crossfin, as well as non-executive directors...

Hitachi Vantara appoints new East Africa Regional Director

Hitachi Vantara appoints new East Africa Regional Director

December 7, 2017 • East Africa, People, Top StoriesComments Off on Hitachi Vantara appoints new East Africa Regional Director

Hitachi Vantara, a wholly owned subsidiary of Hitachi Ltd, has appointed Wycliffe Selebwa as East Africa Regional Director. As the Regional Director, Selebwa is tasked with working closely together with sales teams and other stakeholders to drive incremental...

Hidetoshi Kaneko is appointed as new Managing Director of Panasonic South Africa

Hidetoshi Kaneko appointed as new MD of Panasonic South Africa

December 6, 2017 • People, Top StoriesComments Off on Hidetoshi Kaneko appointed as new MD of Panasonic South Africa

Hidetoshi “Hide” Kaneko has recently been appointed as the Managing Director of Panasonic South Africa. As the former Vice President for Panasonic Corporation of North America, located in New Jersey, USA, this appointment draws on his considerable...

Bytes Managed Solutions appoints new executive

Bytes Managed Solutions appoints new executive

November 30, 2017 • People, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on Bytes Managed Solutions appoints new executive

Bytes Managed Solutions, part of JSE-listed Allied Electronics Corporation Limited (Altron), has expanded its expertise with the appointment of Glen Riffel as executive for Supply Chain. Riffel spent 10 years as Franchise Technical and Supply Chain Manager at...

Routed co-founder Malcolm Siegel appointed as ISPA director

Routed co-founder Malcolm Siegel appointed as ISPA director

November 29, 2017 • General, Online & Social, People, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on Routed co-founder Malcolm Siegel appointed as ISPA director

On Wednesday 29 November 2017, cloud infrastructure providers, Routed, announced that its co-founder, Malcolm Siegel, has been appointed to the board of The Internet Service Providers’ Association (ISPA). He previously served as an ISPA member since 2011,...

Djibril Diallo appointed VP Business Development at TransferTo

Djibril Diallo appointed VP Business Development at TransferTo

November 24, 2017 • Finance, People, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on Djibril Diallo appointed VP Business Development at TransferTo

TransferTo, a Cross-Border Mobile Payments Network for emerging markets, has announced the appointment of Djibril Diallo as VP Business Development to head operations across West and Central Africa. The move comes as the company looks to ramp up its activity...

Rapelang Rabana to join BCX as Chief Digital Officer

Rapelang Rabana to join BCX as Chief Digital Officer

November 17, 2017 • People, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on Rapelang Rabana to join BCX as Chief Digital Officer

BCX has revealed that it has appointed Rapelang Rabana as the Chief Digital Officer. Rapelang will fill, what the company calls, a pivotal role for the South African technology company as it seeks to further enable disruptive, innovative technology. Rapelang...

Samsung Electronics announces new leadership

Samsung Electronics announces new leadership successors

November 16, 2017 • People, Top StoriesComments Off on Samsung Electronics announces new leadership successors

Samsung Electronics announced its new leadership for the next phase of its growth. Presidents Kinam Kim, Hyunsuk (HS) Kim and Dongjin (DJ) Koh will succeed Vice Chairman Oh-Hyun Kwon, Presidents Boo-Keun Yoon and Jong-Kyun Shin, respectively, as heads of the...

In2IT Technologies appoints Andrew Hoseck as COO for South Africa.

In2IT Technologies appoints Andrew Hoseck as COO for South Africa

November 10, 2017 • General, People, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on In2IT Technologies appoints Andrew Hoseck as COO for South Africa

On Friday 10 November 2017 In2IT Technologies, a global technology services firm, recently announced the appointment of Andrew Hoseck as their Chief Operations Officer (COO) for South Africa. Hoseck joins the ICT provider with over 27 years’ technical and...

FORUS unveils blockchain powered global digital exchange

Why Africa needs blockchain

November 8, 2017 • General, People, Southern AfricaComments Off on Why Africa needs blockchain

Bitcoin may make headlines when its value crashes or climbs, but the blockchain technology behind the controversial cryptocurrency could help Africa overcome some of its biggest developmental challenges. Leishen Pillay, partner and Head of Technology, Media...

John Sanei becomes first South African to join Singularity University's faculty

John Sanei becomes first South African to join Singularity University’s faculty

October 31, 2017 • General, People, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on John Sanei becomes first South African to join Singularity University’s faculty

The Singularity University, a collection of some of the most innovative minds in the world, announced on Tuesday 31 October 2017 that South African, John Sanei has been invited to join Singularity University’s (SU’s) panel of global speakers. John, a...