Andrew Mthembu steps in as EOH's interim CEO


The temporary appointment will see Andrew return to his former role as chairperson and independent non-executive director of EOH once a permanent CEO has been appointed.

EOH, one of Africa’s leading technology services providers, has appointed Andrew Mthembu as interim CEO. He will succeed EOH’s current CEO, Stephen van Coller, who will be stepping down as the group’s CEO and requested that his current five-year contract not be extended beyond 31 March 2024.

Andrew will, effective 1 April, be the company’s interim CEO until a permanent CEO is appointed. Once that happens, he will return to his role as non-executive chairperson of EOH.

Andrew was appointed as the chairperson and independent non-executive director of EOH in June 2019. He started his career in the Ministry of Works and Communications in Eswatini and went on to work for the Development Bank of Southern Africa and Otis Elevators in South Africa and Canada. He later moved on to become managing director of Murray and Roberts’ toll roads concession business, Tolcon.

Andrew was subsequently appointed as MD of Vodacom SA, whereafter he was given the responsibility of setting up Vodacom International and later promoted to deputy group CEO of Vodacom. Andrew now manages his investment company and consults to various clients on ICT strategies. He also sits on various boards.

Andrew holds a BSc in chemistry and biology form the University of Botswana and Swaziland, a BSc in civil engineering from the University of Calgary and an MSc in construction management from the University of Reading. He has also participated in Wharton’s executive management programme and the University of Chicago Booth School of Business’s executive management programme.

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