Keneilwe Gwabeni is Assupol’s new group CIO


Keneilwe, who has over 24 years' experience in the field, has an illustrious career record. She has previously led IT functions at Telkom Business, and Trudon (formerly Yellow Pages), the Financial Services Board and Standard Bank.

Assupol has appointed Keneilwe Gwabeni as its new group CIO, she succeeds Nomthi Nelwamondo, Assupol’s former group CIO.

Prior to joining Assupol, Keneilwe was the chief information officer for Telkom Business and Trudon (formerly Yellow Pages). She was also head of department at the Financial Services Board, and the head of IT integration at Standard Bank.

Keneilwe is a seasoned IT executive with 24 years’ experience in the field, with 16 of those years having been in senior roles. “These different environments have diversified my leadership skills from both the business as well as the technology perspectives, which enabled me to become a seasoned strategist with in-depth experience in strategy definition and execution, complex IT operations management, and excellent corporate and IT governance development and implementation, for both private and public sectors,” she explains.

Keneilwe holds a national diploma in information technology and a BTech in information technology from the Cape Peninsula University of Technology (CPUT), a certificate in IT project management from the University of Johannesburg, and a BCom (Hons) in information systems from the University of Cape Town.

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