29 November 2019


South Africa's Vodacom CFO to step down

JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - South African mobile operator Vodacom Group said on Thursday its Chief Financial Officer Till Streichert will leave the company in June 2020 to pursue an external opportunity.

The news came in just two days after the company said its Group Chief Technology Officer (CTO) Andries Delport will leave Vodacom in May 2020 to pursue external interests, after 23 years of service.

Streichert was appointed CFO and executive director of Vodacom Group in August 2015 after his tenure as the finance director with Vodacom South Africa in 2014.

He served as the non-executive director of Vodacom Tanzania, Vodafone Kenya and Kenyan mobile operator Safaricom. Vodacom will announce a successor for the roles of group CFO and group CTO in due course.

Source: Reuters

Vodacom Group dismisses report CEO to step aside

Vodacom Group has dismissed a report suggesting its CEO Shameel Joosub will soon leave the helm of the operator to take on a new role as CEO of Vodafone Africa, TechCentral reported. The denial comes after TechFinancials quoted an unnamed source as saying Joosub has quit and is being promoted to a new position being created by Vodafone.

Vodafone Group is the controlling shareholder in Vodacom Group, which operates in South Africa, Lesotho, Tanzania, Mozambique and other African countries.

TechFinancials reported, also without naming the source of its information, that Vodacom is attempting to lure Vuyani Jarana back to the group. Jarana left Vodacom, where he was head of its enterprise unit, in 2017 to take the reins at South African Airways, but quit the airline earlier this year.

The report comes in the same week that Vodacom chief technology officer and chief financial officer separately announced their resignation in 2020.

Source: Telecompaper


Diakite Coty Souleïmane Sworn in as the new President of the Regulatory Council of ARTCI

The new Chairman of the Regulatory Board of the Telecommunications / ICT Regulatory Authority of Côte d'Ivoire (ARTCI), DIAKITE COTY Souleimane was sworn in on Thursday at the Abidjan Court of Appeal.

During the ceremony, which brought together several Ivorian administrative, political and judicial personalities, Mr. Diakité Coty swore "to perform his duties well and faithfully and to be a worthy and loyal President of the Regulatory Council of the 'ARTCI'.

"The institution you are presiding over is powerful. You must be the quality regulator of the ARTCI so that it exercises its powers without weakness and without bias. You have to help ARTCI to improve its expertise, "said Advocate General Mamadou Diakité, saying that ARTCI is an institution of" utmost importance "for the State of Côte d'Ivoire.

Source: Communication ARTCI


Sudatel Appoints New CEO as the Company Prepares for Further Expansion and Growth

Sudatel Telecom Group Board of Directors has appointed Mr. Sami Yousif Mohamed as CEO and Group President effective immediately.

The appointment comes as Sudatel prepares to invest heavily in its operations inside Sudan and across countries in West Africa.

Mr Yousif has worked for Sudatel since 2013 and was most recently the Executive Vice President for Financial and Administrative Affairs of the Group. Previously he was Director of Finance in The Arab Investment Company, which is owned by the Governments of 14 Arab states.

Mr Yousif said “Of course, I am delighted and honoured to be leading a company that I greatly admire. I am working on a five year plan for Sudatel which will enable us to grow steadily and meet the demands of businesses and consumers across our footprint”.