Pieter Uys resigns as CEO of Vodacom

Uys to remain in CEO role until March 2013, successor named as
Pieter Uys became CEO in 2008.
Pieter Uys became CEO in 2008.


Pieter Uys, CEO of South African mobile operator Vodacom, has resigned, the telco said in a statement.

Uys, who became CEO of Vodacom in 2008, will remain in the position until March 2013 when he will be replaced by Shameel Joosub.

Joosub is currently CEO of Vodafone Spain and was previously executive director of Vodacom Group and managing director of Vodacom South Africa.

“The Vodacom Group Board today announced the appointment of Shameel Joosub as Vodacom Group Chief Executive, succeeding Pieter Uys who has decided to step down at the end of March 2013 after almost 20 years with Vodacom, including four years as Chief Executive,” Vodacom said.

Pieter Uys said in a statement: “It’s now time for change and I will leave Vodacom confident that the business will prosper under Shameel’s leadership.”

Joosub was the founder and managing director of Vodacom Equipment Company Ltd, the handset distribution company in the Vodacom Group. He also served as managing director of Vodacom South Africa at Telkom SA. He joined Vodacom in March 1994.

REGISTER NOW | Webinar Event | Security you can bank on – Safeguarding the Middle East’s financial sector

Presented in partnership with security and network specialist Cybereason, the second in the three part webinar series will bring together a panel of experts to discuss how banks and financial institutions are evolving their service offering while simultaneously staying one step ahead of the cyber criminals who seek to bring their operations crashing to the ground.

Editor's Choice

Emerson expands analytics platform for industrial enterprise-level wireless infrastructure management
Plantweb Insight platform adds two new Pervasive Sensing applications that manage wireless networks more efficiently with a singular interface to the enterprise
Digitalisation seen as a competitive advantage by Middle East private businesses
Nearly 80 per cent of private business leaders acknowledge that digitalisation can impact business sustainability
Etisalat introduces Multi-Access Edge Computing architecture delivering best-in-class video streaming performance for 5G networks
MEC architecture achieves performance gains of as much as 90% in video streaming, validating how ultra-low-latency applications will be delivered over 4G and 5G networks

Most popular

Don't Miss a Story