Nigeria: Airtel appoints Belgore as chairman of ops board

October 13, 2014 • People, Top Stories, West AfricaComments (0)

Bharti Airtel has revealed the appointment of Alfa Belgore. Belgore will be taking up the position of chairman of the board of directors of Airtel’s Nigeria unit. Belgore is a former Chief Justice of the Republic of Nigeria. Christian de Faria, CEO  Airtel Africa, stated that: “Belgore’s wealth of experience will add great value to ...

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Shuttleworth wins R250m court battle against Sarb

October 1, 2014 • People, Top StoriesComments (0)

Mark Shuttleworth, a South African born IT Billionaire, has won his long standing court battle against the South African Reserve Bank (Sarb). Shuttleworth has been awarded R250m by the court of appeal. The court battle began when Shuttleworth attempted to...

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.

Tigo DRC appoints new GM

October 1, 2014 • PeopleComments (0)

Tigo DRC has announced the appointment of Uche Ofodile as the new General Manager with effect from 01 October 2014. According to Tigo, Ofodile joins Tigo from Vodafone Ghana, where she held a number of senior management positions. As Chief Marketing Officer,...

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African Telecom CEOs dominate 2014 GTB Power 100 list

September 30, 2014 • Mobile and Telecoms, People, Top StoriesComments (0)

The Global Telecoms Business Power 100 list for 2014 has been revealed. While many countries took the stage, African telecom CEOs took up four positions. Each CEO has moved up the rankings over the past few years. This showcases that Africa has moved from...

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WIOCC CEO among 100 most powerful people in global telecoms

September 30, 2014 • People, Top StoriesComments (0)

In this year’s GTB Power 100 listing, Chris WIOCC CEO, climbed the rankings to #62 – up from #65 last year and #79 in 2012. He is one of only four executives from African businesses to grace the listings. Earlier this year, Chris brought the first and...

L-R, Former Governor of Ogun State, Otunba Gbenga Daniel with former Commissioner of Ogun State, Dr. Josephine Olatomi Soboyejo presenting the ‘Telecom CEO of The Year’ Award won by Airtel CEO, Segun Ogunsanya, to the Chief Operations Officer, Airtel, Mr. Tolu Ojo who represented the CEO at the Nigerian Telecom Awards 2014 held on Saturday in Lagos.

Nigeria: Ogunsanya named Telecom CEO of The Year

September 22, 2014 • Mobile and Telecoms, People, Top Stories, West AfricaComments (0)

Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer, Airtel Nigeria, Segun Ogunsanya, has been revealed as the “Telecom CEO of The Year.” The announcement was made at the 2014 Nigerian Telecoms Awards, which was held this past Saturday 20th September in...


Inoxico appoints new COO

September 17, 2014 • People, Top StoriesComments (0)

African risk solutions provider Inoxico has appointed IT entrepreneur John Laatz as Chief Operations Officer. As COO, Laatz will solidify the business’s already strong foundation while introducing and refining processes to drive even greater efficiency and...

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South Africa: Citrix appoints new country manager

September 16, 2014 • People, Top StoriesComments (0)

Citrix has revealed the appointment of Brendan Mc Aravey as Country Manager, South Africa. According to the company, Brendan brings extensive sales and leadership experience to Citrix, and will drive awareness of mobile workspaces, as customers continue to...

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Kalahari appoints new CTO

September 10, 2014 • People, Southern AfricaComments (0) has revealed that Dirk Oberholster will be joining the company as its new Chief Technical Officer (CTO). Oberholster has 20 years of experience in technology management, and has held senior positions at various technology companies in South...

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McAfee appoints new regional director for Sub Saharan Africa

August 20, 2014 • Company News, PeopleComments (0)

McAfee, part of Intel Security, has revealed the appointment of Trevor Coetzee as its new regional director, South Africa and Sub Saharan Africa. Coetzee’s  primary responsibilities will be the overall guidance and direction of the South African and...

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Business Connexion appoints new CEO

July 16, 2014 • People, Top StoriesComments (0)

The Business Connexion Group (BCX) have revealed that Isaac Mophatlane has been appointed Chief Executive Officer of the company with effect from 1 August 2014. He will take over the role of his late brother, Benjamin Mophatlane, who passed away on 11 June...

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Twinpine appoints Thomas Mbalu as country manager

June 27, 2014 • Mobile and Telecoms, PeopleComments (0)

Twinpine Network has appointed Thomas Mbalu as Country Manager, East African region. Mbalu, a multiple-award winning Digital and Creative expert, brings depth and well versed experience in Digital Marketing, Social, Media and Mobile Advertising, having...

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Drogba & Co by HOM range launched on Jumia Ivory Coast

June 25, 2014 • People, Top Stories, West AfricaComments (0)

Didier Drogba, captain of the Ivory Coast national team, has brought his Drogba & Co. by HOM underwear range home to the Ivory Coast exclusively on, with 1€ from every sale going to the Didier Drogba Foundation. Produced in partnership...

Demetri Petropoulos has been employed as Head of Enterprise Business Development (image: supplied)

Global Micro makes strategic senior appointments

May 8, 2014 • Company News, PeopleComments (0)

Global Micro, a South African hosted infrastructure IT provider, has announced two strategic appointments, as it diversifies its distribution strategy around its core cloud offerings. Izak Laubscher has been appointed Chief Cloud Architect, taking over from...

SekelaXabiso has appointed Martina Madali as Associate Director (image: supplied)

SekelaXabiso appoints Associate Director

April 24, 2014 • Company News, PeopleComments (0)

SekelaXabiso has appointed Martina Madali as Associate Director of its IT Audit business unit, effective March 2014. Madali has been in the professional services industry for more than 23 years specialising in IT audit, information security, business...

EOH SAP Services are excited to announce the official launch of our SAP Retail operation. (image: file)

SAP Africa appoints Francophone Africa MD

April 16, 2014 • Company News, PeopleComments Off

Gilles Lepretre has been appointed SAP Africa’s Managing Director for French-speaking Africa.  The appointment comes at a time that sees the company driving significant growth in line with its 2014 goals for the region. In his new role, Gilles will lead...