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Women in Tech Profile: Michelle Bisset, VP, Customer Success at Sage Africa and Middle East

Women in Tech Profile: Michelle Bisset, VP, Customer Success at Sage Africa and Middle East

August 25, 2019 • Features, People, Top StoriesComments (0)

Michelle Bisset is the Vice President of Customer Success at Sage Africa & Middle East. She leads product support and retention teams across the region. Bisset is also a coach to aspiring women leaders, particularly in the Not for Profit sector. The proud mom of two joined Sage in her present role during December 2017. [&hellip...

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Nokia appoints new Chief Strategy Officer

Nokia appoints new Chief Strategy Officer

August 22, 2019 • PeopleComments (0)

Global technology company, Nokia announced the appointment of Gabriela Styf Sjöman on Thursday, 22 August 2019 to Chief Strategy Officer and member of the Group Leadership team, effective December 1, 2019.  Sjöman succeeds Kathrin Buvac as Chief Strategy...

Women in Tech Profile: Carina Engelbrecht, Solutions Consultant at Itec SA

Women in Tech Profile: Carina Engelbrecht, Solutions Consultant at Itec SA

August 21, 2019 • Features, People, Top StoriesComments (0)

In this segment of Women in Tech we feature Carina Engelbrecht, a Solutions Consultant at Itec SA who believes that being a female can be a huge advantage in the sales industry. The 39-year-old is a trailblazer and changing perceptions as she works to close...

Luke Bradley-Jones has been appointed by Disney as the new SVP, Direct-to-Consumer and General Manager for Disney+. Image sourced from Variety.

Disney hires former Sky CMO for the company’s new streaming platform

August 18, 2019 • Online & Social, PeopleComments (0)

Disney recently hired Luke Bradley-Jones, former Sky CMO, to run Disney+, the company’s new subscription streaming service. Bradley-Jones will assume the role of Senior Vice-President of Direct-to-Consumer and General Manager of Disney+ in Africa and...

Women in Tech Profile: Phindi Mazibuko, Director of Service Delivery in MEA at Mimecast

Women in Tech Profile: Phindi Mazibuko, Director of Service Delivery in MEA at Mimecast

August 17, 2019 • Features, People, Top StoriesComments (0)

It’s still Women’s Month and we continue to celebrate women breaking the glass ceiling in technology. These are Women in Tech who persistently empower other women and dominate the industry. For the second segment, we bring you Siphindokuhle...

Women's Month Profile: PaySpace MD, Sandra Crous

Women in Tech Profile: PaySpace MD, Sandra Crous

August 16, 2019 • Features, People, Top StoriesComments (0)

Women have fundamentally been at the back-burner of hard and soft skills within the workspace and not highlighting their strengths, especially when it comes to technology. In celebration of South Africa’s Women’s Month, IT News Africa will profile...

SABC Acting COO and GE: Technology resigns

August 13, 2019 • People, Southern AfricaComments (0)

On 12 August 2019, the South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) announced the resignation of its Acting Chief Operations Officer (COO) and Group Executive: Technology, Dr Craig van Rooyen. Dr van Rooyen cited personal and family reasons as his reasons...

5 things to know about Cell C's new CEO

5 things to know about Cell C’s new CEO

August 7, 2019 • Mobile and Telecoms, People, Top StoriesComments Off on 5 things to know about Cell C’s new CEO

Months after Jose Dos Santos stepped down as the Chief Executive Officer of Cell C, the company has appointed Douglas Craigie Stevenson as Chief Executive Officer, effective immediately. Stevenson was appointed as interim CEO in March this year. Craigie...

JUMO appoints regional CEOs

August 6, 2019 • PeopleComments Off on JUMO appoints regional CEOs

Tech company, JUMO has appointed Buhle Goslar and Ashish Desai as Africa CEO and India CEO respectively. The appointments come as part of a new organisational structure to support JUMO’s expansion into new markets in Africa and Asia. Goslar, who previously...

Ecobank Transnational Incorporated appoints Group Consumer Banking Head

Ecobank Transnational Incorporated appoints Group Consumer Banking Head

August 6, 2019 • PeopleComments Off on Ecobank Transnational Incorporated appoints Group Consumer Banking Head

Ecobank Transnational Incorporated, the Lomé-based parent company of the Ecobank Group, has announced the appointment of Nana Araba Abban as Group Consumer Banking Head with immediate effect. Nana will be a member of the Group Executive Committee and report...

President and CEO of Telia Company AB, Johan Dennelind, will leave the company in 2020. Image sourced from Telia Company AB.

President and CEO of Telia Company AB to step down in 2020

August 5, 2019 • Mobile and Telecoms, PeopleComments Off on President and CEO of Telia Company AB to step down in 2020

On 4 August 2019, Johan Dennelind, President and CEO of Swedish telephone company and mobile network operator Telia Company AB, informed the company’s Board of Directors that he will be leaving the company and has submitted his resignation letter in...

MultiChoice Africa appoints new Head of Corporate Affairs

MultiChoice Africa appoints new Head of Corporate Affairs

August 5, 2019 • Mobile and Telecoms, People, Southern AfricaComments Off on MultiChoice Africa appoints new Head of Corporate Affairs

On August 1 2019, MutliChoice announced the appointment of Reatile Tekateka as the new Executive Head of Corporate Affairs for MultiChoice Africa Holdings B.V. Tekateka will report to Hennie Visser, CEO of MultiChoice Africa. According to a statement from...

Tamara Parker has been appointed as the new CEO of Mercer South Africa.

Mercer South Africa appoints new CEO

August 2, 2019 • People, Southern AfricaComments Off on Mercer South Africa appoints new CEO

On 1 August 2019 Mercer, a global consulting company in the field of health advancements, careers and health, announced the appointment of Tamara Parker as CEO, South Africa. “Tamara brings a wealth of consulting experience and has established herself...

MTN Nigeria appoints new board chairman

MTN Nigeria appoints new board chairman

July 26, 2019 • People, West AfricaComments Off on MTN Nigeria appoints new board chairman

Network provider, MTN Nigeria, announced on Thursday, 25 July 2019, that Ernest Ndukwe has been appointed Chairman of the board. Ndukwe, a former Executive Vice Chairman (EVC) of the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC), has since been called ‘Mr....

SUSE appoints first female CEO

SUSE appoints first female CEO

July 25, 2019 • PeopleComments Off on SUSE appoints first female CEO

On Tuesday, 23 July 2019, Melissa Di Donato is named Chief Executive officer of SUSE,  effective 5 August 2019. This move is said to herald the next phase of growth and momentum for the independent open-source software company. Di Donato has a proven track...

JC Geha, the new COO for iBASIS.

iBASIS appoints new Chief Operating Officer

July 25, 2019 • Features, PeopleComments Off on iBASIS appoints new Chief Operating Officer

iBASIS, a communications solutions provider based in Lexington, Massachusetts, USA, recently announced the appointment of JC Geha as the company’s new Chief Operating Officer (COO). Geha was previously the Senior Vice President, Head of International...