Infrastructure South Africa’s chief technology and information officer (CTIO), Abdul Kader Baba, has been nominated for the 2023 CIO Awards.
Abdul is a highly recognised, qualified IT executive and trusted adviser. He is currently the chief technology and information officer (CTIO) at Infrastructure South Africa within the public sector, and a non-executive director for Computer Aid International SA.
Abdul began his career in the banking industry, working extensively within SAP business consulting, insurance, logistics transportation, media, and advertising industries respectively. He also has extensive experience in enterprise IT architecture, where he held various technical technology roles in one of the largest banks in Africa. Abdul served as the CIO of Skynet and the group IT director of TBWA before joining Infrastructure South Africa.
Abdul is currently a member of the Institute of Directors of Southern Africa (IODSA), and Independent Chartered IT Professionals (ICITP) Leadership council member. He holds a BCom (Hons) degree in informatics from the University of Johannesburg, and a master’s degree in business leadership (MBL) from Unisa’s Graduate School of Business Leadership.
Abdul is currently working and leading a project to predict the next disaster using advanced data technology, working closely with the CSIR. This project will be able to contribute to saving many lives.