Vodacom announced it has appointed William Mzimba as Chief Officer of Vodacom Business, starting 1 May 2018.
On Friday, 13 April 2018, the Vodacom Group announced the appointment of William Mzimba as Chief Officer for Vodacom Business, effective from 1 May 2018. He will be responsible for Vodacom’s enterprise units in Africa.
Previously, Mzimba held the position of Chief Executive and Chairman of Accenture in Africa since 2006. He holds an MBA, BA (Honours) in Business Studies, Management Advancement Programme (MAP) and Diploma in Datametrics.
Commenting on the announcement, Vodacom Group CEO, Shameel Joosub said: “We are delighted to welcome William to the group as Chief Officer of Vodacom Business. William is recognised as one of the continent’s distinguished business and thought leaders. He brings to Vodacom a range of industry experience that will be beneficial to the Group and its clients.”
Mzimba is filling the role vacated by Vuyani Jarana (who is now the CEO of SAA) in October 2017; he will report directly to Shameel and will serve on both the group executive committee and the board of Vodacom SA.
“I join Vodacom at a particularly exciting time for the Group as it is focused on delivering exponential change through technology for customers and clients and will be a significant player in ensuring that the continent participates fully in the fourth industrial revolution, said William, commenting on his appointment.
“Vodacom Business has established itself as a leading Pan African unit and I look forward to being part of the journey that will see the development and delivery of compelling digital propositions to clients,” he concluded.