Paris Mashile appointed CEO of Vunani

Former Chairman of the Independent Communications Authority of South Africa (ICASA), Paris Mashile, has been appointed CEO of Vunani Technology Ventures, a company which specialises in offering ICT advisory and investment banking to high-growth, mid-market ICT entrepreneurs.

On his appointment, Mashile said: “This appointment will allow me the opportunity to advise an industry whose development I am passionate about. There are numerous challenges facing ICT entrepreneurs, for example convergence of telecommunication, information and media industries, resulting in limited scope for delivery mechanisms. This is precisely why there is a necessity for advisory that is sensitive to these challenges, incorporating policy, regulatory and industry expertise.

Technological innovation will need an entrepreneurial link in the value chain to satisfy these market needs. As part of the team at Vunani Technology Ventures, I am committed to development of this intellectual capital, and thereby in realising an information society in South Africa.”

Mashile’s experience in the rapidly evolving telecommunications and electronics field, as well as his grounding in physics and electronic engineering, provides insight into the underlying principles and application of technological ICT advancements. In addition, his experience at ICASA provides him with an understanding of the regulatory and policy environment.