Philip Morris International appoints Mary Mahuma as CIO (Southern Africa)


The former banking IT exec is moving into the tobacco industry.

Mary Mahuma has been appointed as CIO (Southern Africa) at Philip Morris International (PMI), a leading international tobacco company.

The information technology and operations leader has worked in a variety of industries, including banking, finance, telecommunications, security, and education. Mary was previously head of information technology: brand and marketing at Standard Bank, where she was in charge of leading and managing the business portfolio, particularly around digital transformation initiatives. She was also head of infrastructure and operations at the Financial Services Board (FSB), in charge of infrastructure engineering, architecture, service desk, vendor and supplier management, and IT service level manager at Telkom.

She is a trained attorney with an LLB and an honours degree in public administration, both from UNISA.

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