Telkom Makes Changes to Board of Directors

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Telkom has made two changes to its board of directors – the appointment of Alphonzo Samuels as a non-executive director with effect from 1 January 2021, as well as Hemmanth (Herman) Singh as an independent non-executive director with effect from 25 September 2020.

This comes after the telco revealed that Santie Botha and Khanyisile Kweyama, both independent non-executive directors, have made the decision to retire, with effect from 25 September 2020 and 31 December 2020 respectively.

Samuels holds a Bachelor of Technology degree from UNISA and is said to be a seasoned executive with more than 35 years’ experience in the telecommunications industry. He also completed an Executive Development Program and a Program for Enterprise Leadership.

He is well-positioned to help companies and boards understand information communication technology, digital transformation and its immense opportunities to improve the sustainability of businesses.


Samuels was at the helm of Telkom’s Technology and Openserve leadership team for
6 years, until he retired on 31 March 2020.

Singh holds an MBA, BSc. Mechanical Engineering and a Graduate Diploma, Industrial Engineering from the University of Witwatersrand. He is an innovative business thinker and a high impact player with a mix of business technology, leadership and entrepreneurial skills.

He has led and guided many disruptive businesses in the ongoing convergence of technology and business for over 20 years.

Telkom says that it looks forward to their contributions to the company. It also “extends its gratitude to Botha and Kweyama for their contributions over the last few years and wishes them well in their future endeavours”.

Edited by Jenna Delport
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