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Microsoft appoints new Ghana country manager

May 12, 2015 • People, Top Stories, West AfricaComments (0)

Microsoft is moving forward on its promises of putting local candidates forward for management positions by appointing Derek Appiah as country manager for Ghana. The move comes as Microsoft Ghana has seen its staff become 100 percent Ghanaian and hope to continue to provide employment for local tech specialists. The company says that Appiah brings [&hellip...

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South Africa: Liquid Telecom appoints Seacom exec as CEO

May 6, 2015 • People, Top StoriesComments (0)

According to the Liquid Telecom Group, Willem Marais has been appointed as Group Managing Executive. Additionally, Marais joins the company as the Chief Executive Officer of Liquid Telecom South Africa. The company revealed that Marais brings over 20 years’...

Based in Accra, Hashem will report to Alpin Verlet, head of Alcatel-Lucent's activities in the West and Central Africa region.

Alcatel-Lucent appoints new MD for Ghana

April 28, 2015 • People, Top StoriesComments (0)

Alcatel-Lucent has revealed the appointment of Ramy Hashem as country senior officer and MD for Ghana. According to the company, Hashem will assume overall responsibility for day-to-day operations, and will take the lead on strategic business directions....


MultiChoice Africa appoints new CEO

April 27, 2015 • People, Top StoriesComments (0)

MultiChoice Africa has appointed Tim Jacobs, formerly chief financial officer of the pay-TV segment at MultiChoice, as the new CEO, replacing Nico Meyer who left the company for “personal reasons”. Meyer left the group’s employ on 31 March,...

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Fortumo acquires Google veteran as new CRO

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

Mobile payments company Fortumo has revealed the appointment of Tim Carter as its Chief Revenue Officer, based in the company’s London office. Tim previously established Google’s Android business development team in Europe, Middle-East and Africa...


Airtel Africa reveals new MD for Chad operation

April 23, 2015 • Mobile and Telecoms, People, Top StoriesComments (0)

Bharti Airtel Africa has announced the appointment of Anwar Soussa as Managing Director for Airtel Chad. Soussa, whose appointment will take effect from May 1st 2015, will be a key part of building the company’s strategic leadership and day to day...

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Safaricom’s Nzioka Waita joins Kenyan civil service

April 22, 2015 • East Africa, People, Top StoriesComments (0)

Safaricom’s, Nzioka Waita has been called to the Civil Service by Kenyan President, Uhuru Kenyatta. Nzioka is currently the mobile operator’s Head of Corporate Affairs. According to a report by, the 39-year-old has been appointed Secretary...

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BPeSA appoints new CEO

April 21, 2015 • PeopleComments (0)

BPeSA, the BPO industry association for South Africa, has appointed Tebogo Molapisane as the new CEO following the re-launch of the national organisation. Tebogo has been involved in the contact centre industry for the past 16 years and is the current...

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Lenovo appoints new EMEA and North America Presidents

April 8, 2015 • PeopleComments (0)

Lenovo has revealed new leaders for North America and Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA), following a recent realignment of its business groups and geographies to drive greater consistency, synergy and focus across the world. In a new leadership role,...

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Nigeria: Etisalat appoints new VPs

March 30, 2015 • People, Top Stories, West AfricaComments (0)

According to Etisalat Nigeria, it has appointed Ibrahim Dikko as vice president for regulatory and corporate affairs, and Ken Ogujiofor as vice president for consumer sales and service. The company has revealed that Dikko was previously the director for...

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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...

Based in Accra, Hashem will report to Alpin Verlet, head of Alcatel-Lucent's activities in the West and Central Africa region.

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...

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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....


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...