Sony Mobile Communications has appointed Andrew Fraser as the new Channel Marketing Manager for South Africa. Formerly the Brand Manager for Sony South Africa, Fraser will succeed Aleksander Ristic, who will be leaving Sony Mobile SA for Europe to pursue other ventures from mid-May, 2013. Fraser, who was involved in...
MTN Nigeria has appointed Adekunle Awobodu as Chief Financial Officer (CFO). According to the company, Awobodu will take over from Ferdi Moolman, who was appointed as CEO of the company in December 2015. MTN revealed that Awobodu will serve as MTN's strategic financial business partner and lead the organisation in...
Telecoms infrastructure company Nokia Siemens Networks has donated one R1 million into a social educational development programme in South Africa. The objective of the Dinaledi Schools adoption programme, initiated by government, is to promote mathematics, science and technology education in underprivileged schools across South Africa. Last year, Nokia Siemens Networks...
Twinpine Network has appointed Thomas Mbalu as Country Manager, East African region. Mbalu, a multiple-award winning Digital and Creative expert, brings depth and well versed experience in Digital Marketing, Social, Media and Mobile Advertising, having garnered experience working with top rated firms across East Africa and the United Kingdom. Chief Executive...
SENTECH has appointed Tebogo Leshope as the Chief Operations Officer. Having achieved its fifth consecutive clean audit, the company is stringent on its leadership excellence requirement. Tebogo has been with SENTECH for the past 19 years, coming through the ranks of SENTECH. He has accumulated achievements whilst being SENTECH...
On the heels of its South Korea launch, the new LG Velvet smartphone will begin rolling out across the African continent. The LG Velvet comes standard with a 6.8-inch P-OLED Cinematic FullVision display and Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G, making it the first mobile device from the company to integrate an application...
IBM announced today that Saad Toma has been named General Manager of IBM Middle East and Africa (MEA). Toma succeeds Takreem El-Tohamy, who has been appointed General Manager, Global Strategic Sales at IBM. "Mr. Toma brings deep industry, services and technology expertise and over 30 years of experience at IBM working...
Stafford Masie, Chief Executive of Google South Africa has resigned from his position at the company. Masie, who joined Google in 2007 after a stint as South African country manager of Novell, cited personal reasons for the split from the global tech giant. In his personal blog (smasie.blogspot.com), Masie had...
AMD today announced the appointment of Bernard Biolchini, 46, to Vice President Sales and General Manager for Middle East, Turkey & Africa (META) region. Biolchini will be responsible for driving revenue growth and enhancing business opportunities in the region, by managing all regional sales and marketing activities. He will report...
Pan-African network of tech and innovation hubs, AfriLabs has elected a new board. The new board will be tasked with bringing “fresh ideas” to the network and fuelling the continent’s tech ecosystem. In what was only the second board election in AfriLab's six year history, five new board members were...
Nutanix, a leader in hybrid multi-cloud computing, today announced the promotion of Adam Tarbox to Vice President (VP) of EMEA (Europe, Middle-East, and Africa) Channel Sales. This senior promotion demonstrates Nutanix’s continued investment in the channel as it looks to accelerate the company to its next level of growth and...
MTN Ghana has announced the appointment of Shaibu Haruna as its new Chief Sales and Distribution Officer. Amongst other responsibilities, Haruna will now be providing strategic direction for sales strategy, operating model, channels distribution, as well as digital sales infrastructure for the company's Ghanaian branch. According to Business Ghana, Haruna...
Music streaming service Deezer has appointed Hans-Holder Albrecht as CEO. The former Millicom CEO will take on his role effective 1 February 2015. Albrecht comes from Millicom, a telecom and media group that is present in Africa and Latin America, where he was president and CEO. Albrecht announced earlier this month...
The Mastercard Foundation - founded in 2006 by global financial services company, Mastercard - announced the launch of a new initiative set to begin in Ghana aims to enable three million young people to access 'dignified and fulfilling' work by 2030. Young Africa Works programmes aim to support entrepreneurs, small...
A 16-year-old South African has won the coveted Google Science Fair Community Impact Award, in the hotly-contested Africa and Middle East region. Kiara Nirghin, from Johannesburg, is now in the running to become one of 16 Global Finalists, who will get to visit Google Headquarters in California in September,...
Brand Africa will also announce the brands admired for having been helpful during the Covid-19 pandemic. JOHANNESBURG , South Africa, 13 May 2021 -/African Media Agency (AMA)/- Brand Africa is to unveil the 2021 Brand Africa 100: Africa’s Best Brands rankings – the Top 100 brands in Africa, in a series of...
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