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MTN Zambia appoints new CFO

January 20, 2020 • Careers, Features, Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments (0)

MTN Zambia announced on Monday, 20 January 2020, the appointment of Komba Malukutila as Chief FinTech Officer effective 1st February 2020. Until this appointment, Malukutila served as General Manager: Enterprise Business within MTN Zambia where he led the operation to win the best Enterprise Business OPCO of the Year 2018 within MTN’s global footprint....

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Google founders step down

December 4, 2019 • Careers, Online & Social, Top StoriesComments Off on Google founders step down

Google cofounders, Larry Page and Sergey Brin have announced that they’re resigning from their day-to-day management roles at Alphabet. The pair will be succeeded by Sundar Pichai, the current CEO of Google, who will now have “oversight of the...

Teraco CEO steps down

December 2, 2019 • Careers, Top StoriesComments Off on Teraco CEO steps down

African vendor-neutral data centre, Teraco announced on Monday, 2 December 2019, that Lex Van Wyk will step down as Chief Executive Officer – effective 1 January 2020. Van Wyk will be succeeded by Jan Hnizdo, who has been an Executive Director of Teraco...

Sudatel appoints a new CEO

November 30, 2019 • Careers, Company News, North AfricaComments Off on Sudatel appoints a new CEO

On Friday, 29 November 2019, Sudatel announced that has appointed Sami Yousif Mohamed as the new CEO and Group President – effective immediately. The appointment comes as telecoms company prepares to invest heavily in its operations inside Sudan and...

Fintech specialist, e4, appoints new CEO

November 2, 2019 • Careers, Finance, PeopleComments Off on Fintech specialist, e4, appoints new CEO

Fintech software specialist, e4, has announced the appointment of Grant Phillips as the Chief Executive Officer of the Group. Having previously run large multinational technology businesses, Phillips has been working with e4 and its shareholders for the past...

VEON appoints co-COOs

October 29, 2019 • Careers, Company News, PeopleComments Off on VEON appoints co-COOs

Global connectivity and digital services provider, VEON announced the appointment of Kaan Terzioğlu and Sergi Herrero as joint Chief Operating Officers of the VEON Group. Sergi joined VEON on September 1st 2019 from Facebook and Kaan will join on November...

Cisco appoints female Regional Manager for East Africa

October 22, 2019 • Careers, East Africa, PeopleComments Off on Cisco appoints female Regional Manager for East Africa

Cisco announced on Tuesday, 22 October 2019, that it has officially appointed Sally Kimeu as Country Leader and Regional Manager for its East Africa operations in 10 countries including Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, Ethiopia, Rwanda, Burundi, Djibouti, South...

3 things you should know about the new CEO of MTN Ivory Coast

October 14, 2019 • Careers, Mobile and Telecoms, West AfricaComments Off on 3 things you should know about the new CEO of MTN Ivory Coast

African network provider, MTN announced earlier this month that Djibril Ouattara has been appointed to the position of MTN Ivory Coast CEO, effective 1 November 2019. The appointment follows the departure of former CEO, Freddy Tchala in September. “In...

INTERVIEW: The supply-demand gap in data science

October 12, 2019 • Careers, People, Top StoriesComments Off on INTERVIEW: The supply-demand gap in data science

There is a massive supply-demand gap in the area of data science and our universities and colleges are struggling to keep up with the rapid growth and changing nature of specific digital skills being demanded by companies, says Shaun Dippnall, founder of the...

INTERVIEW: The future of work in South Africa

October 8, 2019 • Careers, Digital Transformation, People, Top StoriesComments Off on INTERVIEW: The future of work in South Africa

Given the speed at which technological innovations take place, the skilled technology worker of the future is someone who has a markedly different skill set to those required just a few years ago. While a career path in the IT space is a promising one, how...

OPPO appoints new MEA President

September 19, 2019 • Careers, Company NewsComments Off on OPPO appoints new MEA President

Global smartphone manufacturer, OPPO announced on Thursday, 19 September 2019, that Ethan Xue has been appointed as the new President in the Middle East and Africa (MEA). The announcement comes hot on the heels of news that Andy Shi, former President of OPPO...

GM from IBM to sit on US President’s Advisory Council

GM from IBM to sit on US President’s Advisory Council

September 11, 2019 • Careers, PeopleComments Off on GM from IBM to sit on US President’s Advisory Council

“I’m honoured to again represent IBM on the President’s Advisory Council,” says Takreem El Tohamy – GM for IBM in the Middle East and Africa – on his reappointed to the US President’s Advisory Council on Doing Business in Africa...

120 million workers may need to be reskilled or retrained in the next 3 years

120 million workers may need to be reskilled or retrained in the next 3 years

September 9, 2019 • Artificial Intelligence, Careers, Top StoriesComments Off on 120 million workers may need to be reskilled or retrained in the next 3 years

A study conducted by IBM has revealed that 12 of the largest economies will need to be retrained or reskilled as a result of AI and intelligent automation. The Institute for Business Value (IBV) study states that the time it takes to close a skills gap...

South Africa still can’t fill ICT skills gaps

South Africa still can’t fill ICT skills gaps

September 5, 2019 • CareersComments Off on South Africa still can’t fill ICT skills gaps

South Africa’s specialised ICT skills gap persists, despite competitive salaries and efforts to build a skills pipeline, according to speakers at the Digital Skills Summit, co-hosted by the Institute of Information Technology Professionals South Africa...

TRACE Mobile to provide opportunities for South African youth

TRACE Mobile to provide opportunities for South African youth

August 24, 2019 • Careers, Mobile and Telecoms, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on TRACE Mobile to provide opportunities for South African youth

South African lifestyle network created ‘by the youth for the youth’, TRACE Mobile announced earlier this week that it’s launching the TRACE Troops Initiative. This programme aims to tackle youth unemployment head-on by providing credible training...

OPPO appoints two new global presidents

August 23, 2019 • Careers, FeaturesComments Off on OPPO appoints two new global presidents

Global smartphone brand, OPPO announced on Thursday, 22 August 2019, that the establishments of its new Global Sales and Global Marketing Business Units aim to drive the company’s integrated development in global markets and provide consumers around the...