Schalk Visser


Job Title: CTO

Company: Cell C


Schalk Visser has more than 20 years of experience in the telecommunications industry. He has worked for some of Africa’s top network service providers, including Telkom, Vodacom, and Vodacom Mozambique firstly as an engineer and later in executive-level positions. He joined Cell C in 2012 as an executive in the programme management office, where he was integral in the development, design and execution of several high profile projects, including Cell C’s massive RAN renewal project. He was appointed Chief Technology Officer in July 2020. Schalk has a love  of learning and holds three masters degrees, one in Business Administration, one in Philosophy of Corporate Strategy and another in Electrical and Electronics Engineering.

2019 - Present     CTO, Cell C
2019 - 2019          Executive Head: Enterprise PMO, Cell C
2014 - 2019          Executive Head: CTIO PMO, Cell C
2012 - 2014          Executive: CTO PMO
2012 - 2012          Executive Head of Dept: Programme Office, Vodacom
2009 - 2011          Programme Manager Network Project Management, Vodacom
2008 - 2009          Project Manager Network Project Management, Vodacom
2006 - 2008          Project Leader Project Management, N. Gauteng, Vodacom
1999 - 2006          Specialist Technology and Service Integration, Telkom

2019 - 2020          MPhil Corporate Strategy, GIBS Business School
2009 - 2010          MBA Macro and Micro  Economics, GIBS Business School
2003 - 2004          MSc. Electrical Engineering, Stellenbosch University
1998 - 2003          BSc. Electrical Engineering, Stellenbosch University

About Cell C (Pty) Ltd: Cell C (Pty) Ltd provides mobile services in South Africa. It offers voice, data, and messaging services. The company also provides emergency airtime and airtime share services; BlackBerry plans; international calling, roaming, and data services; cell phone insurance; friends and family packages; prepaid packages; and other services. In addition, it offers cell phones, speed sticks/modems, routers, tablets, upgrades, and other services. The company was incorporated in 1999 and is based in Sandton, South Africa. Cell C (Pty) Ltd operates as a subsidiary of 3C Telecommunications (Pty) Limited.

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