Eyal Copitt Joins DiViNetworks as Chief Commercial Officer
July 22, 2015: Tel Aviv –DiViNetworks, a provider of network optimization solutions for the Internet and telecom markets, today announced that Eyal Copitt has assumed the CCO (Chief Commercial Officer) position where he is responsible for operating the global sales, business development, marketing and channel development teams. He reports to CEO Barak Avitbul. The company also expanded its sales team by appointing Guy Eran VP Channels and Global Accounts; Udi Frohman VP Sales Asia & Pacific; Sharon Ruso Director, Pre-Sales; and Vadim Arman VP Sales Russia. They join veteran Sales VPs, Daniel Najman for Latin America and Tsahie Lavi for Africa

Steven van der Linde appointed as Chief Sales Officer for SEACOM

SEACOM the African network provider and telecoms enabler, has appointed Steven van der Linde as Chief Sales Officer. He will be responsible for growing group revenues as well as leading customer engagement and strategic channel development at SEACOM.
NCC appoints Professor Umaru Garba Danbatta as Executive Vice Chairman & Chief Executive
Nigeria's president, Muhammadu Buhari has approved the appointment of Professor Umaru Garba Danbatta as the new executive vice chairman and chief executive of the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC). He will be taking over from Dr. Eugene Juwah whose tenure expired on July 29 and was not renewed by the incumbent administration in Nigeria.  Prior to his appointment as head of the NCC, Prof. Danbatta was the Head of Department, Dean of Faculty, Director, Centre for Information Technology, Chairman of the Nigerian Society of Engineers (Kano Branch), Deputy Vice Chancellor and Acting Vice Chancellor.

A4AI appoints Kojo Boakye as Deputy Director

The Alliance for Affordable Internet (A4AI) has announced that Kojo Boakye has been appointed Deputy Director of A4AI, effective immediately As Deputy Director, he will continue to spearhead A4AI’s policy work, while taking an active role alongside A4AI’s Executive Director Sonia Jorge on international advocacy efforts, strengthening partnerships at the national and regional levels, and overseeing the operations of the Alliance’s national coalitions.

Memani takes reins at Neotel

Neotel director and shareholder Kennedy Memani will provide “interim executive oversight as the director in charge” following the decision last week to place CEO Sunil Joshi and chief financial officer Steven Whiley on “special leave” pending an investigation into alleged bribery and corruption.