Posts Tagged ‘ceo’

  • Former CEO Alan Knott-Craig would be returning to the company after a period of illness. (Image source: Cell C)

    Alan Knott-Craig returns to Cell C

    May 9, 2014 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments Off

    South African mobile operator Cell C has announced that former CEO Alan Knott-Craig will be returning to the company after a period of illness. While he won’t be serving in his capacity as CEO, he will be returning as an Executive Board Member. “I would...

  • Microsoft's newly-appointed CEO Satya Nadella (image: Microsoft)

    Who is Microsoft’s Satya Nadella?

    February 5, 2014 • Features, Top StoriesComments Off

    Announcing his departure as CEO of Microsoft about a year ago, Steven Ballmer finally stepped aside on Tuesday. In his place, the company announced that, after a long and much-speculated candidate list, Satya Nadella would be taking over the helm of one of...

  • Telkom’s CFO, Mr Jacques Schindehütte (Image source: Windi-

    Africa’s 5 Most Troubled Tech Executives

    January 27, 2014 • ListsComments Off

    Being in charge of a large corporation can be tricky at times, but with the right executive in the right position, most companies can be assured of profits. But while some organisations flourish without incident, others are forced to deal with unethical and...

  • Nigeria, Naira

    How much is poor mobile service costing Nigeria’s consumers?

    December 12, 2013 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments Off

    Mobile phone users in Nigeria are losing out on N1-billion ($6.4-million) per day due to poor Quality of Service from mobile operators. This is according to Back-Up Networks Limited CEO Monday Ogbe. Ogbe relayed the facts of a study conducted by the Company...

  • Microsoft co-founder and chairman Bill Gates (image: Wikimedia)

    Microsoft: Is it time for Bill Gates to go?

    October 2, 2013 • FeaturesComments Off

    It has come to light that three of the top 20 investors in technology giant Microsoft are actively trying to persuade the company’s Board of Directors to get co-founder and chairman Bill Gates to step down from his position. Gates co-founded the company...

  • Francois Swart, newly appointed CEO of Mxit. (Image source: Mxit)

    SA’s Mxit appoints CEO

    September 20, 2013 • Mobile and Telecoms, People, Southern AfricaComments Off

    South African mobile social network, Mxit, has appointed Francois Swart as its Chief Executive Officer (CEO). Swart stepped into the role of acting CEO in October 2012. Shareholder Paul Harris says, “Francois has been the de facto CEO for almost a year now...

  • The changing role of the CIO in Africa. (Image source: CIO via

    The CIO’s pressure-cooker portfolio

    June 23, 2013 • FeaturesComments Off

    It takes a great deal more than mere passion for- and understanding of technology to fulfil the role of a Chief Information Officer (CIO) in businesses across Africa. Today, market trends dictate that the CIO in a company operating on the continent has to...

  • MTN Zambia branches out in Lusaka

    November 20, 2012 • Mobile and TelecomsComments Off

    MTN Zambia wants to boost its footprint and market share in Zambia. The company announced on Monday that it had opened two new outlets in Lusaka to meet the growing demand for MTN services. CEO Abdul Ismail said the new outlets “are equipped with...

  • Telkom SA Group CEO to step down

    November 5, 2012 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments Off

    Telkom South Africa today announced Chief Executive Officer, Ms Nombulelo Moholi has notified the Company of her intention to step down before the end of her contract period. She has given the Board the requisite six (6) months notice in this regard....

  • Apple reveals financials for 2012 Q4

    October 26, 2012 • Mobile and TelecomsComments Off

    Apple has announced financial results for its fiscal 2012 fourth quarter ended September 29, 2012. The Company posted quarterly revenue of $36.0 billion and quarterly net profit of $8.2 billion, or $8.67 per diluted share. These results compare to revenue of...

  • Gijima CEO Jonas Bogoshi resigns

    September 26, 2012 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments Off

    South African Information and Telecommunications company Gijima announced today that currently CEO Jonas Bogoshi would be stepping down from his post on 31 December. “The Gijima Board wishes to announce the resignation of the chief executive officer of...

  • “90% of businesses will bypass broad deployment of Windows 8” – Gartner

    August 28, 2012 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments Off

    Research firm Gartner kicked off its annual Gartner Symposium and ITxp 2012 in Cape Town and as Gartner’s Rene Jacobs welcomed delegates, she emphasised the role of the CEO within a changing IT landscape. Jacobs revealed that more CEOs prioritise growth...

  • Virgin Mobile SA gets new CEO

    August 16, 2012 • Mobile and TelecomsComments Off

    Virgin Mobile South Africa has announced the appointment of Jonathan Marchbank as the company’s Chief Executive Officer. Marchbank comes with an impressive pedigree.  He has most recently been heading up the Virgin Mobile Middle East and Africa Group’s...

  • Marissa Mayer is Yahoo’s new CEO

    July 17, 2012 • OnlineComments Off

    Struggling search engine Yahoo announced that former Google employee Marissa Mayer has been appointed to the position of CEO. Her appointment marks the third CEO that the company has had in just over a year. “I am honored and delighted to lead Yahoo!,...

  • New CEO for Telecel Zimbabwe

    July 3, 2012 • PeopleComments Off

    Telecel Zimbabwe has announced the appointment of Francis Mawindi as the new chief executive of Telecel Zimbabwe with effect from 01 July 2012. He replaces Mr John Swaim, a member of the Telecel Zimbabwe board of directors, who has been managing the company...

  • Airtel Nigeria’s toast 2GoodTimes

    July 2, 2012 • Mobile and TelecomsComments Off

    Management at Airtel Nigeria has launched 2GoodTimes, a telecom package that is marketed as the first choose-your-own affordable time belt telecom product in the country. CEO of Airtel Nigeria, Olu Akanmu, has urged its mobile subscriber base to take...