SEACOM names Alpheus Mangale as its new CEO

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He takes over for Oliver Fortuin, and the two will work together to ensure a smooth transition.

SEACOM South Africa, a privately-owned and operated pan-African ICT enabler, has appointed Alpheus Mangale as its new group CEO, effective 1 April 2023. He will succeed Oliver Fortuin, who will collaborate with Alpheus for three months to ensure a seamless handover.

Oliver served as CEO for a little over two years, taking over in February 2021 after Byron Clatterbuck stepped down.

Alpheus has more than 25 years of experience in enterprise, telecoms, financial services, and technology markets across Europe, the Middle East, and Africa. He has held several senior leadership positions, including chief technology officer, chief operating officer, and client experience director at Dimension Data Group for 16 years.

Alpheus was previously the managing director of Cisco Systems South Africa and the chief enterprise officer of MTN Business in South Africa.

He most recently served as Standard Bank’s group chief engineering officer, but resigned with immediate effect in June last year following a major outage caused by a generic switch failure. He was in charge of Standard Bank’s IT system stability.

Alpheus expressed his delight at joining SEACOM at a critical juncture in Africa’s digital transformation and the company’s transformation. “I look forward to continuing to drive the strategy that has set the company on becoming a Pan-African converged telecommunications organisation,” he said.

“Much has been achieved in the past two years, and I am excited to be part of a truly African business as we expand our services and geographic footprint further.”

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