Telecoms group Liquid Telecom, a subsidiary of Econet Global, announced on Thursday 7 September 2017, that the company has appointed Willem Marais as Chief Business Development Officer. Marais in his new role will help oversee the group’s business development as well as the expansion into new markets.
Marais, who has been a part of the Liquid Telecom team since May 2015 as CEO for South Africa, also served in the roles of CCO at SEACOM where he led the sales, product, marketing and commercial teams. His other previous positions include numerous senior management positions in the ICT, media and telecoms industries, including the Siemens Group of companies.
The role, which is a newly created one, will see Marais continue to lead the wholesale data business where he will focus on sales and product management for mobile and fixed line operators, global carriers, services providers and OTTs.
Marais will also be tasked with the group business development focusing on new market growth, strategic partnerships, large infrastructure projects and acquisitive growth.