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.