Microsoft announced on 15 September 2011 the promotion of Ali Faramawy to Corporate Vice President Microsoft Corporation and President for Microsoft Middle East and Africa. As corporate vice president, Faramawy will be responsible for Microsoft's operations in the Middle East & Africa (MEA) region, one of thirteen areas that comprise...
Siemens South Africa has announced the appointment of Stuart Clarkson as Chief Executive Officer with effect from 1 July 2009, replacing outgoing CEO Siegmar Proebstl, who returns to Siemens in Germany. A born and bred South African, Clarkson will lead the local operation of the electronic and engineering multinational that...
Former Sony Corporation Vice President and Head of Sony Group Risk Office, William 'Bill' Glaser, has joined Sony Ericsson as Chief Financial Officer, as of 16 April 2010. Bill Glaser is succeeding Ulf Lilja, who is expected to return to Ericsson at the end of July 2010. He will report...
Comztek has announced the appointment of Alex van Zyl, to the position: Channel Manager of gateprotect, based in Cape Town and reporting to Cape Regional Director, Ian Duvenage and Group Hardware Manager, Tiens Lange. The value added distributor’s appointment of a dedicated Channel Manager for gateprotect goes hand in glove...
Westcon-Comstor Southern Africa, a value-added technology distributor of category-leading solutions in Security, Collaboration, Networking, Cloud and Data Centre, is pleased to announce that Rakesh Parbhoo has officially joined the company in the role of CEO of WestconGroup SA, effective 1st August 2017. Parbhoo joins Westcon-Comstor following an almost 20-year tenure...
Facebook head Mark Zuckerberg has announced the resignation of the company’s Chief Product Officer, Chris Cox, and the head of WhatsApp, Chris Daniels. Cox has been with Facebook for more than a decade and currently oversees the company’s core suite of apps. The heads of all of Facebook’s most important...
Citrix has announced the appointment of Andy MacDonald as Area Vice President, Emerging Markets. Andy brings three decades of European and Emerging Markets experience to Citrix, plus notable expertise in leading multicultural teams in the networking and cloud arenas to drive business growth in challenging environments. Reporting to Sherif...
With the recent acquisition of the remaining 60% of Britehouse by technology group, Dimension Data, Britehouse has announced that Paolo Masselli will take over the reigns as Group CEO. Masselli, previously the Group COO, has over twenty years experience in the IT industry, and an excellent track record in establishing...
Econet, Zimbabwe’s largest mobile service network provider, has established a pan-African scholarship fund for academically gifted Zimbabweans to pursue high tertiary studies. The Joshua Nkomo Scholarship Fund (JNSF), named after one of the Southern African country’s founding fathers, has been created to support education at local secondary schools and universities. Econet...
UK mobile network giant Vodafone, now the majority shareholder in South Africa’s Vodacom, has announced tow new key appointments to its Board of Directors. Michel Combes and Stephen Pusey will join the Board of the Company on 1 June 2009. Says Sir John Bond, Chairman of Vodafone: "I am delighted to...
According to various press reports South Africa's Minister of Communications, Dr. Ivy Matsepe-Casaburri, died last night at a pretoria hospital. Various spokespeople from branches of government, including the Ministry of Communications and the Presidency, expressed condolences and praise for the deceased public servant. Matsepe-Casaburri, who was born in South Africa's Free...
  Etion’s Teddy Daka and Absa’s Jacques Barkhuizen have been named SA’s IT Personality and Visionary CIO of the Year at the SA IT industry’s top annual awards. The annual Institute of Information Technology Professionals SA (IITPSA) 2018 President’s Awards, presented in Sandton last night, celebrate the country’s leading lights in...
HP has announced the appointment of Gois Fouche as Enterprise Business (EB) Strategy and Transformation Manager for HP South Africa, with immediate effect. Gois began her career in 1986 as the Senior Audit Manager at Meintjes, Putter & Koch and has held various senior management positions in finance and accounting over...
Google's CEO, Sundar Pichai says that Artificial Intelligence (AI) could cause unthinkable damage if left unchecked - that's why it is so important it's regulated. In a letter penned to the Finacial Times, he explains how AI can potentially save lives, but in the wrong hands, it could be...
Mr Kyle Whitehill has been appointed as Chief Executive Officer (CEO) for Vodafone Ghana. He is expected to execute from 1st of July, 2010. Vodafone Ghana is an Operating Company of Vodafone Group Plc., the world leading mobile Telecommunications Company, with significant presence in Europe, the Middle East Africa,...
Yolande van Wyk and Ravesh Ramlakan were appointed CEO of Smart Services and CEO of Cellphone Banking Services respectively, after the resignation of Len Pienaar, CEO of FNB’s mCommerce division. “After five years of launching Cellphone Banking, we are doubling our management capacity in this area with the appointment of...
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