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Financial Mail 2009


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Financial Mail 2009

  1. 1. Date : October, 30 , 2009 Publication : Financial Mail - Supplement 1 Page Number: 123-131 Kgabo Badimo Tel: (011) 266-1867 Fax:(011)266-1825 Kgabo Badimo is CEO and chairman of technology company Spescom Datavoico. The company markets mul- timedia voice-transaction recording products around the world. Badimo is the former GM for public services ;md director for strategic business development at SAP busi- ness software. Prior to that, he was CEO of Kunjam Telecom. Between 2001 and 2003. Badimo served as group executive: customer relations and executive di- rector at MTN. He has a 8Sc in computer science from the University of the North, an honours degree from France's Universite de Caen and a master's in data engineering from Keele University in the UK. He's also completed an executive leadership diploma at Unisa and n diploma fcl business administration at Wits Business School. Siliso Dabengwa Tel: (011)912-4044 Fax:(011)912-4045 Sifiso Dabengwa is group COO of MTN and serves as the company's vice-president of the South and East Africa region. He previously served as CEO of the Nigerian business, where he is now director, after a stint as MO of MTN SA. Before joining the telecom company in 1999. Dabengwa headed Eskom's distribution division, where he controlled a multibillion-rand budget in a division employing 17 000 people and generating revenues of more than R20bn/year. Dabengwa is the former chairman of the Dawn Suite Hotel Group. He previously served on the boards of Peermont Global and Impala Platinum Holdings. Dabengwa is an electrical engineer by training. He ob- tained his junior degree in engineering from the University of Zimbabwe, and has a Wits MBA. Page 1 / 9 Size=173X137mm Circulation: 27253 Readership: 27253
  2. 2. Date : October, 30 , 2009 Publication : Financial Mail - Supplement 1 Page Number: 123-131 Hasmukh Gajjar Tel: (021) 555-6245 Fax: (021)529-5305 Hasmukh Gajjar is deputy CEO of Faritec. a listed blnck IT company, a position he has held since 2003. In the same year, he became the chairman ol the ,ia domain name authority after spending two years as the CEO and director of Consilience Technologies. Gajjar trained as 3 medical doctor but moved into IT when he established HNR Computers in 1989. He also formed Zimele Technologies and later integrated it into Ndizani Technologies, a consortium of five black IT companies. Gajjar was chairman of Vodacom (1997-2000) and has also been president of the Black Business Council. He is director of the SA Communications Forum. Gajjar has an MB ChB from the University of Cape Town. left Molobela Tel: (012) 311-2260 Fax: (012) 325-3397 Jeff Molobela replaces Shirley Arnold as Telkom chairman. He assumes the nonexecutive role with effect from November 2009. He has served on various company boards and also has experience of working with state- owned entities, having previously been on the board of Transnet and consulted for military equipment man- ufacturer Denel add defence solutions entity Armscor. Other previous board positions include Africon En- gincenng. Pnmegio. CBS Properties. Growthpoint Prop- erties and DeciIion Molobela also serves on the boards of Concorde Foundry Vereeniging. N3TC and Cashbuild. He holds a BSc Hons in engineering from Imperial College. London University, and an MBA from Imperial College Business School It 'he same institution. Page 2 / 9 Size=172X137mm Circulation: 27253 Readership: 27253
  3. 3. Date : October, 30 „ 2009 Publication : Financial Mail - Supplement 1 Page Number: 123-131 Paris Msshile Alex Malhole Tel: (Oil) 566-3003 Fax: {011) 566-3004 Paris Mashile is chairman of the Independent Com- munications Authority of SA (Icasa). He succeeded Mandla Langa as the organisation's chairman in 2005 after a year's stint as its councillor. Before joining the media & telecommunications regulator. Mashile was the director of infrastructure & development for the Rustenburg local municipality and has also worked for Siemens. Rcunert and Rand Water. In the 1980s he was a physics lecturer at the University of Botswana before joining Amoro Technology in the US. Mashile holds a BSc Hons in physics & electronics en- gineering from Leeds University, an MSc in physics from the University of Lancaster and an MSc in electrical engineering from Washington University in St Louis (US). His tenure as the authorities' chairman is due to end in June 2010. Tel: (011) 652-2126 Fax:(011)652-2130 Alex Motshwanetsi Mathole is executive director and general counsel at Siemens Southern Africa, a position she was appointed to in 2008 after suiting out at the hi-tech multinational firm as its company secretary in 2006. Mathole previously worked for Securicor. for five years. At the time of her departure she was national human resources director. Mathole is on the boards of Siemens in the following jurisdictions: SA. Botswana. Mozambique. Tanzania. Namibia and Kenya. In 2003. she was elected chair of the Security Industry Alliance. She also worked for Omega Risk Solutions before pursuing her own business venture. Mathole obtained her BJuris from the University of the Western Cape and an LLB from Wits, and is reading for an LLM with the same university. She also boasts a certificate in general management from Siemens Global Leadership Excellence Centre in Fcldafing. Germany. Page 3 / 9 Size=176X133mm Circulation: 27253 Readership: 27253
  4. 4. Date : October, 30 , 2009 Publication : Financial Mail - Supplement 1 Page Number: 123-131 Tel: (011) 602-9007 Fax: (011) 602-9003 Mthunzi Mdwabai is CEO of Torque-IT. an IT training company. Mdwaba. a qualified lawyer, has spent most of his career in IT. as nonexecutive chairman of Lithatech. Soureecom Tecor and Talknet Africa. He holds other prominent positions and is national chairman o' the Black Information Technology Forum. He has also been legal services manager at Southern Sun and CEO of Pnmedia Music. Mdwaba was reappointed by the minister of labour to the Social Plan & Productivity Advisory Council of Productivity SA. He is also an approved member of the governing body of the International Labour' Organisation. His achievements include winning the 2008 Top Black Businessman of the Year award, while in 200? he led Torque IT to win the Best Skills Provider accolade. He has a BA LLB from Wits. Tel: (011) 295-9683 Fax: (011) 294-9683 Nombutelo "Pinky" Moho'i's appointment as managing director of Telkom SA marks her second stmt with a company she first joined in 1994. She first joined the telecom giant as GM of the payphone business. Her acumen catapulted her through the ranks and in 2000 she look over as the chief sales & marketing officer but left in 2005. the same year m which she had been widely tipped to become CEO. Between 2006 and early 2009 she was director of group strategy & corporate affairs at Nedbank. her first financial services appointment. An engineer by training. Moholi has held various leadership positions in the hi-tech and telecom industry and served at GEC. Siemens and Matla Trust. She has a BSc engineering (electrical & electronic) degree from UCT and completed the strategic marketing management programme from Harvard and a senior executive programme from Stanford Business School. She is a director of AVI. Page 4 / 9 Size=178X131 mm Circulation: 27253 Readership: 27253
  5. 5. Date : October, 30 „ 2009 Publication : Financial Mail - Supplement 1 Page Number: 123-131 Sebiletso Mokuiie-Matanane Benjamin Mophatlane Tel: (011)691-7069 Fax: (011) 691-7127 Sebiletso Mokone-Matabane is CEO of state-owned multi- media and telecom company Sentech. She serves on the presidential commission on information society & development and the supervisory board of the Co-operation Framework on Innovation Systems between Finland and SA. Mokone-Matabane is deputy chair of the Unisa council, chair of the Market Theatre council and a member of the SA Council for Space Affairs. She was co-chair of the IBA (forerunner to Icasa). project manager of the tertiary education support programme and has served on several government-appointed task teams. Mokone-Matabane holds a BA in political science, an MSc (radio & television) from Syracuse University and a PhD (educational administration) from the University of Texas. In 2004 she won the Black Business Quarterly's Busi- nesswoman of the Year award and in 2007 was named SA's most influential businesswoman in ICT. Tel: (011) 266-5986 Fax: (011)266-5501 Benjamin Mophatlane is CEO of JSE-listcd Business Con- nexion, one of SA's largest empowered ICT companies. He started his career at KPMG before establishing a company called Software Connection. Its name was later changed to Business Connexion after it merged with Seattle Solutions. In 2003. Business Connexion bought a stake in a predominantly white IT company. Comparex Africa, in a move seen at the time as one of the most significant in the IT sector. Mophatlane has been presented with many awards, in- cluding the IT Personality of the Year 2002. He is a member of the Black Management Forum, the Black Information Technology Forum and Electronic Industries Federation of SA. He holds a BCom degree from the University of Pretoria. Page 5 / 9 Size=177X129mm Circulation: 27253 Readership: 27253
  6. 6. Date : October, 30 , 2009 Publication : Financial Mail- Supplement 1 Page Number: 123-131 Peter Moyo Ttiami Mtsltal Tel: (Oil) 783-3824 Fax: (086) 541-9871 Peter Moyo is chairman of the Vodacom Group. He is also executive director and shareholder of investment firm Amabubesi Group. Moyo has extensive experience in the financial services sector and started Amabubesi with partners Sango Ntsaluba and Thabiso Tlelai. The company has investment interests in firms such as Pinnacle Tech- nology Holdings. Oigicore Fleet Management. Basil Read. Growthpoint. Stallion and Enaleni. He is chairman of the audit committee of the office of the auditor-general and a nonexecutive director at Transnet. Liberty Group and Liberty Holdings. This chartered accountant's career includes stints at Old Mutual SA. where he spent eight years — five as the deputy MD. After leaving Old Mutual he joined Alexander Forbes as group CE. Prior to joining Old Mutual he was a partner at Ernst & Young, where he also served on the national executive committee. Tel: (011) 676-6000 Fax:086-503-1106 Thami Mtshali is executive chairman of iBurst. a provider of wireless telecommunications in Africa. Mtshali. who cofounded the ICT firm in 1997. started out as its COO before assuming his current position seven years later. He is also the chairman of "Burst Africa. Before venturing into the telecommunications industry where he has served in several roles. Mtshali was in the petrochemicals industry. He worked at Sasol after spend- ing a few years at Goodyear in the US. Texaco New York and Foster Wheeler in Texas. Mtshali is a trustee of the Jacob Zuma P.DP Education Trust and a cofounder and trustee of the Hugh Masekela Academy & Entertainment Centre in Johannesburg. Mtshali has a BSc in chemical engineering (cum loudc) from Tuskegee University and an MSc from Akron University. Page 6 / 9 Size=176X133mm Circulation: 27253 Readership: 27253
  7. 7. Date : October, 30 „ 2009 Publication : Financial Mail - Supplement 1 Page Number: 123-131 Andile NRcaba Inana Nk,mz;i Tel: (Oil) SSO-5330 Fax: (ON) SS0-S32I Andile Ngcaba is chairman of Convergence Partners and executive chairman of Dimension Data Middle East & Africa. Convergence Partners is Ngcaba's exclusive in- vestment company with an interest in the telecom- munications, media and technology (TMT) sectors. Ngcaba, a former department of communications DG. and businesswoman Gloria Serobe were lead figures in the Elephant Consortium, which in 2005 controversially ac- quired a 6.6% stake in Telkom. Ngcaba helped establish the Digitisation & Remanu- facturing Institute of SA. a nonprofit computer-recycling project in East London. He holds an MCom in information systems from Wits, an honorary doctorate from Fort Hare and has also obtained management diplomas from Stanford and the National University of Singapore. Tel: (011) 256-6300 Fax:(0ll)805-8S99 Inana Nkanza is the MD of Sun Microsystems SA. the local subsidiary of the US computer and software company. Nkania has more than a decade of experience in the technology industry. He joined Sun Microsystems in 2008. after the company's announcement that it was developing a new strategy to expand into emerging markets. SA forms part of thi; new sales region. Prior to joining Sun, Nkanza ran his own IT company. iLayo. which he started in 2002. Before that he was business unit manager for BMC Software at MGX. and sales manager at Computer Configurations Holdings. He has also worked in various positions at CA (formerly Computer Associates) and Q Data (now Business Connexion). Nkan?a has a diploma in computer science. Page 7 / 9 Size=176X133mm Circulation: 27253 Readership: 27253
  8. 8. Date : October, 30 , 2009 Publication : Financial Mail - Supplement 1 Page Number: 123-131 Mieto Nyali Tel: (011) 361-7225 Fax: (Oil) 361-8486 Mteto Nyati is the managing director ol Microsoft SA. He joined the company in 2008 after a 12-year career at IBM He was a director of IBM's SA operations, director of IBM Global Technology Services for South & Central Africa, director of small & medium business (5MB) channels for Europe. Middle East and Africa at IBM's European headquarters in Paris and. before that, head of the 5MB and telecommunication business units at IBM SA. He has also worked for Afrox and Tastic Rice in various engineering capacities. Nyati holds a BSc in mechanical engineering from the University of Natal and an MBA from Wits University. He was awarded a Rhodes scholarship in 1985 to study engineering in Germany but could not take up the scholarship because of his mother's ill health. A published columnist, he was in 2004 named one of Yale University's World Fellows for global leadership. Tel: (01 I) 234-9604 Fax:(011)234-9603 Puven Ramasamy is group CEO of Amava Holdings, a technology investment company, with a specific focui on SA intellectual property development. He is also nonex- ecutive director of Peopletree Holdings. DnS Telecoms. HR-Focus Holdings and the Thuthukani Investment Con- sortium. Ramasamy is also an alternate director of Fujitsu Technology Solutions. Prior to this he worked in the merchant banking industry for Absa Corporate & Merchant Bank. Societc Gcnerale. the International Bank of Southern Africa and Mercantile Bank. Ramasamy has a BCom degree and has passed the first cwo levels of the chartered financial analyst qualification. Puven Ramasamy Page 8 / 9 Size=176X133mm Circulation: 27253 Readership: 27253
  9. 9. Date : October, 30 , 2009 Publication : Financial Mail - Supplement 1 Page Number: 123-131 Ouma Rabaji-Raseihaba Tel: (012) 311-4785 Fax:(012) 311-4753 Ouma Rabaji-Rasethaba is chief of corporate governance at Tolkom. She )oined the company as group executive for regulatory affairs in 2006. Before moving to Telkom, she was special director of public prosecutions in the Asset forfeiture Unit. She is a former deputy head of the unit and acted as CEO of the National Prosecuting Authority. Previously, she worked as Gauteng regional manager for the Road Accident Fund. She has served on many commissions of inquiry and was a member of the Gauteng task team that drafted the new legislation for the provinces. Rabaji-Rasethaba is an admitted attorney of the high court and has practised as an advocate. She has a BProc and LLB from the University of the North, a higher diploma in company law from Wits and an LLM in constitutional law from the University of Pretoria. Jeff van Rooyen Tel: (011)804-0850 Fax:(011)804-0855 Jeff van Rooyen is CEO of Uranus Investment Holdings, a broad-based black empowerment company which invests in the 1CT and financial services sectors. He is a former CEO of the Financial Services Board and was a partner in auditing firm Deloitte & Touche. In 2006 he was appointed a nonexecutive director at MTN. He also sits on the board of Pick n Pay stores. Exxaro Resources and Sentula Mining. He serves as a trustee of the International Accounting Standards Committee Foundation. Van Rooyen has a BCom and BCompt (Hons) from Unisa and is a chartered accountant. Page 9 / 9 Size=176X133mm Circulation: 27253 Readership: 27253