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Get to Know: Luis Ortega, Managing Director, MEA at Pagero

On the lighter side of things, we ask the industry experts what makes them tick. Here we chat to Luis Ortega, Managing Director, MEA at Pagero. What would you describe as your most memorable achievement? I feel proud of many things in my professional career but I am especially proud of having built scalable and […]


Get to Know: Tanya Long; Chief Operating Officer at Argility

We get to know Tanya Long, the Chief Operating Officer at Argility, to see what makes her tick… What would you describe as your most memorable achievement? While there are many projects that stand out for me as having a positive impact, I would say my most memorable achievement is the leadership roles to which […]


Get to Know: Neil Buckley, Managing Director at Apex BI

What would you describe as your most memorable achievement? I have had many memorable achievements, some big and many small. There are, however, also a few great moments that stand out for me. The first was being awarded Employee of the Year and then quickly following that up by becoming the youngest manager at arguably […]


Get to Know: Philippe Kubbinga, Regional Director at Axis Communications

What would you describe as your most memorable achievement? Building and leaving a legacy behind at Axis, not simply because of securing large orders and deals, but through building the organisation and laying a foundation of success within the EMEA region. In my time as Regional Director, we have established trusted relationships with partners and […]


Get to Know: Michel Chalouhi, VP Global Sales at Genetec

What would you describe as your most memorable achievement? In my career, my most memorable achievement was launching Omnicast 4, our video management system. I was the Product Manager at the time, and helping the team come together to release what would become our company’s flagship product was really impactful. It helped me develop my […]


Insight into the career of The Foschini Group’s CIO, Brent Curry

The job of the CIO has changed dramatically, with leading executives having to adapt to new technology. Brent Curry, the CIO of leading South African clothing retail company, The Foshcini Group, offers an insight into the challenges. Brent Curry is an experienced IT leader who has sat on The Foschini Group Board since 2015. Initially […]


Insight into the career of Westcon-Comstor Sub-Saharan Africa’s CEO

What would you describe as your most memorable achievement? During my career, I have had to turn a number of businesses around. It never gets any easier to do but it is always worth it in the end, and it is something tangible as you can see where you as an individual make a difference. […]


Get to Know: Rufus Andrew, BBD (Africa) at Corning International

Get to Know: Rufus Andrew, Business Development Director, Africa at Corning International. What would you describe as your most memorable achievement? Seeing the colleagues in the industry that I have mentored from a junior level rise all the way to C-level positions. I find this very rewarding and a meaningful process of adding value on […]


Get to Know Ziaad Suleman, Chief Operating Officer at IBM South Africa

On the lighter side of things, we ask the industry experts what makes them tick… Get to Know: Ziaad Suleman, Chief Operating Officer at IBM South Africa   What would you describe as your most memorable achievement/s? Representing IBM as the managing and lead lawyer for Sub-Saharan Africa looking after 24 countries. I was involved in […]


Get to Know: Doros Hadjizenonos, Regional Sales Director, Fortinet SA

On the lighter side of things, we ask Doros Hadjizenonos, Regional Sales Director at Fortinet in South Africa, what makes him tick… What would you describe as your most memorable achievement? Starting my own IT security distribution company from scratch. My company represented many of the top security vendors and I eventually sold it to one of […]


Get to Know: Waleed Badr, Regional Director, Nuage Networks from Nokia

On the lighter side of things, we ask the industry experts what makes them tick. What would you describe as your most memorable achievement? I have been in the industry for 15 years with various technology providers, so while I have seen many achievements, it is difficult to pinpoint one. Personally, the biggest achievement would […]


StarLink Country Manager on striving to be the leading adviser

Yaadhna Singh-Gounden, Country Manager: Sub-Sahara, West and South Africa at StarLink, on her memorable achievements and what drives her on.  Describe your current job role and the parts that are somewhat challenging? Within StarLink, I currently have the privilege of taking on the role of a Country Manager for the Sub-Saharan Africa region, covering Eastern, […]


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