Debra-Lynn (Debbye) Marais


Job Title: CIO

Company: Altron


Debra-Lynn (Debbye) Marais was appointed as Altron group chief information officer in January 2021. She joined the company in 2006 and grew through the ranks, assuming roles of increasing responsibility in integrated reporting systems, IT systems delivery, IT governance and risk management. Debbye was promoted to group shared services executive to establish global standardisation and efficiency in finance, real estate, HR operations and group procurement functional areas. Debbye is a qualified CA(SA), CISA and holds a Higher Diploma in Education.

2021 - Present     Group Chief Information Officer, Altron
2019 - 2021          Group Shared Services Executive, Altron
2015 - 2019          Lead: IT Shared Services, Altron
2006 - 2019          Various positions, Altron

1996 - 1997          B.Compt. Hons.,UNISA
1991 - 1994          B.Com and HDE (PG), Nelson Mandela Bay University

About Altron: Altron combines technical expertise with in-depth customer understanding to provide highly differentiated technology solutions that are end-to-end, holistic and digitally transformed. The company was founded in 1965, and now has offices in South Africa, rest of Africa, Europe, the Middle East and Australia. In addition, the group’s strategic partnerships with leading international technology companies gives it access to leading technology capabilities and products from across the world, including Asia, Europe and North America.

Most of the group’s revenue and headcount is derived from the local market in South Africa, where Altron is headquartered. 


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