- Nikki Cockcroft has been appointed CEO of iafrica.com/365 business in Primedia Online. Nikki has been the CEO of 365 Digital Publishing for the past three years and has been responsible for all aspects of the management of the business with special focus on the commercial field and business development.
- The longest serving industry association in the country, TESPOK said it had appointed the new board to drive policy and strategy for the sector as it enters its next phase of growth that comes with tougher challenges.
"Our first challenge is to reposition the organisation to become an all-inclusive industry body. It is our aim to formulate industry-wide policy and regulatory issues," said Mr Jonathan Somen, TESPOK Chairman. "The only major sector un-represented on our board today is the mobile operators.
The board includes Robert Mugo as vice-chairman , Frederick Murunga as treasurer, Michuki Mwangi, Tejpal Bedi, Gilda Odera, Geoffrey Shimanyula and Kai Wulff amongst others, all of whom have had experience heading the companies that currently drive industry agenda in the LLO, ISP, PDNO and BPO sectors.
- Sentech lost Winston Smith – who has looked after the MyWireless product since its inception – earlier this year and Marcel Steyn subsequently took over as product manager. Only a few months after this shift, Marcel Steyn also left Sentech for Neotel, placing the MyWireless portfolio in the hands of Michael Kuczimierczyk.
Steyn is however not the only technical manager who went looking for greener pastures. Sentech’s BizNet Product Manager, George Wenhold, moved to Internet Solutions as a product manager for their Africa services. Sentech’s Kuczimierczyk will now also look after the Biznet product range.
Pranill Ramchander, who took over from Michelle Potgieter as Marketing & Communications manager at Sentech, is packing his bags for the Anglo American Corporate Office where he will be their new Country Media Manager.
Hulusani Rasivhaga, who has only been with Sentech for a few weeks, will take over in an acting capacity from Ramchander.