Job Title: CIO
Company: Water Research Commission
Deon Thirumala was appointed CIO of the Water Research Commission in November 2015. Prior to this he spent nine years working as an IT and operations manager at Virgin Mobile SA. Deon also worked as an IT technician at Sappi and a senior network support engineer at Comparex Africa. He has a Bachelor of Technology degree from the Durban University of Technology.
2016 - Present CIO, Water Research Commission
2006 - 2015 IT and Operations Manager, Virgin Mobile SA
2001 - 2006 IT Technician, Sappi
1999 - 2001 Senior Network Support Engineer, Comparex Africa
1995 - 1999 Support Consultant, RKB Computers
2020 - 2021 LEAD Professional certificate, Stanford University School of Business
Bachelor of Technology, Durban University of Technology
About the Water Research Commission: The Water research Commission is a global water knowledge hub offering advice on policy and decision making. They help to innovate and create new products and services for socio-economic development. They also develop sustainable solutions and help to deepen water research and development in South Africa, Africa and the developing world.